Benjamin Marquez

Professor | American Politics

bmarquez@wisc.edu

(608) 263-2389

403 North Hall

Affiliated with Chicano/Latino Studies Program

Education:

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983

M.A. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976

B.A. University of Texas, 1975

Research Interests:

Cause Lawyers, Immigration, Identity, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Philanthropy, Race, Social Movements, Texas

Biography:

His teaching and research interests are in political sociology and American politics. He has published extensively on Latinos and American politics; his research has focused on Mexican American social movement organizations. He is currently the Director of the Chicano/Latino Studies Program.  He published research on political mobilization in South El Paso, Texas, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Phoenix and several communities in Texas.  His latest book, Democratizing Texas Politics:  Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2014.  His current project is a book on the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).

Courses:

PS 302 Mexican-American Politics Fall 2019-2020

PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2018-2019

PS 416 Community Power and Grass Roots Politics Fall 2018-2019

PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2017-2018

PS 825 Race and Politics in the United States Fall 2017-2018

PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2016-2017

PS 464 Mexican-American Politics 2016-2017

PS 231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies Spring 2015-2016

PS 428 Community Power and Grassroots Politics Fall 2015-2016

PS 422 Latino History and Politics Fall 2015-2016

Awards:

2018-2019

University Housing Honored Instructor

2018

University Housing Honored Instructor

2013-2014

Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Faculty Fellow, 2014-15, UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities

2010-2011

Alpha Phi Professor Recognition Award, UW-Madison chapter

Biography, Courses, and Awards