Faculty

Brian Esparza Walker

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Email    bwalker@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3347 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Brian Esparza Walker is a political theorist specializing in American political theory, European social theory and comparative political theory.

Professor Walker's principal research focus at the moment is on cross-national analysis of theories of civic responsibility. He has recently completed a manuscript From Confucianism to Cybernetics: Environmental Counterculture and Chinese Cultivation Theory and is currently working on a book based on his class PS 115C Seven Pathways to Citizenship.


Fields of Study

Political Theory

Current Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2017 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2015 Spring Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2015 Winter Quarter

Philosophy Ramble

Introduction to Political Theory

2014 Spring Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

2014 Winter Quarter

Humanist Practice and Civic Culture

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2013 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

2013 Spring Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2013 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2012 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

2012 Spring Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2012 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

2011 Spring Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

Advanced Honors Seminars

Directed Research in Political Science

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2010 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2010 Spring Quarter

Private Parts: Privatization, Public Sector, and You

American Political Thought

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2009 Fall Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2009 Summer Session

Special Studies in Political Theory

2009 Spring Quarter

American Political Thought

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2008 Fall Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2008 Summer Session

Special Studies in Political Theory

Community or Corporate Internships in Political Science

2008 Spring Quarter

American Political Thought

Community or Corporate Internships in Political Science

2008 Winter Quarter

Community or Corporate Internships in Political Science

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2007 Fall Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

Community or Corporate Internships in Political Science

2007 Spring Quarter

Citizenship and Public Service

2007 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2006 Fall Quarter

American Political Thought

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2005 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2005 Winter Quarter

American Political Thought

2004 Spring Quarter

American Political Thought

2004 Winter Quarter

Workshop: Political Theory

2003 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2003 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2003 Winter Quarter

American Political Thought

2002 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

2002 Summer Session

American Political Thought

2002 Spring Quarter

Making Citizens/Making Societies: Political Cultivation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

American Political Thought

2002 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

Workshop: Political Theory

2001 Spring Quarter

Making Citizens/Making Societies: Political Cultivation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

American Political Thought

2001 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

2000 Fall Quarter

Workshop: Political Theory

2000 Spring Quarter

American Political Thought

2000 Winter Quarter

Making Citizens/Making Societies: Political Cultivation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Introduction to Political Theory

1999 Spring Quarter

American Political Thought

Workshop: Political Theory

1999 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Theory

1998 Fall Quarter

American Political Thought

1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 191A
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2017 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 218
Selected Topics in Political Theory

2017 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 10
Introduction to Political Theory

2017 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

CIVIC M115
Citizenship and Public Service

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

POL SCI M115C
Citizenship and Public Service

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

HNRS 39
Philosophy Ramble

2015 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 115E
Humanist Practice and Civic Culture

2014 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2011 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 199
Directed Research in Political Science

2011 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 114B
American Political Thought

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 88SB
Private Parts: Privatization, Public Sector, and You

2010 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory

2009 Summer Session

2008 Summer Session

POL SCI 195
Community or Corporate Internships in Political Science

2008 Summer Session

2008 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 115C
Citizenship and Public Service

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 375
Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2007 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 114A
American Political Thought

2004 Spring Quarter

2002 Summer Session

2001 Spring Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 219
Workshop: Political Theory

2004 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C218
Selected Topics in Political Theory

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

HNRS 126
Making Citizens/Making Societies: Political Cultivation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

2002 Spring Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 114B

1998 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 10

1998 Winter Quarter