Faculty

Raymond Rocco

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Email    rocco@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3357 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Ray Rocco focuses on the relationships between globalization, democracy, citizenship and marginalized communities, with an emphasis on Latin American communities in the U.S. His recent publications have developed a framework for addressing a specific configuration of themes at the intersection of political theory (citizenship, democracy, civil society), cultural studies (identity, difference, border theory), post-colonial thought (diaspora, hybridity, alterity), and theories of globalization (restructuring, transnationalism, migration). These themes are reflected in undergraduate courses on Latino politics and community development, contemporary theories of empowerment, multicultural citizenship in democratic societies, and in graduate courses that have focused on postmodernist political thought, citizenship in a transnational context, and civil society and the public sphere. His most recent book is Transforming Citizenship: Democracy, Membership, and Belonging in Latino Communities (MSU Press, 2014), part of the Michigan State University Press "Latinos in the United States" series.

Fields of Study

Political Theory and Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century and Contemporary Political Theory

Politics of Latino Communities

Directed Research in Political Science

2018 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Summer Session

Politics of Latino Communities

Advanced Honors Seminars

2017 Winter Quarter

Politics of Latino Communities

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2016 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century and Contemporary Political Theory

Advanced Honors Seminars

2016 Summer Session

Special Studies in Political Theory

Politics of Latino Communities

Advanced Honors Seminars

2016 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2016 Winter Quarter

Politics of Latino Communities

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2015 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century and Contemporary Political Theory

2015 Summer Session

Marxism

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

Advanced Honors Seminars

2015 Spring Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2015 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2014 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century and Contemporary Political Theory

2014 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2014 Winter Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century and Contemporary Political Theory

2013 Fall Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2013 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2013 Spring Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2012 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2012 Winter Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2011 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2011 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2010 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Political Theory

2010 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

2010 Winter Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2009 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2009 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

2008 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2008 Summer Session

Introduction to American Politics

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2008 Winter Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2007 Fall Quarter

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2006 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Introduction to American Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2006 Winter Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Special Studies in Political Theory

2005 Fall Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2005 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Introduction to American Politics

2005 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2005 Winter Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Special Studies in Political Theory

2004 Fall Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2004 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Introduction to American Politics

2004 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2004 Winter Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Special Studies in Political Theory

Workshop: Political Theory

2003 Fall Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2003 Summer Session

Introduction to American Politics

Subnational Government: Politics of Global Los Angeles in 21st Century -- Globalization, Democracy, and Citizenship in Southern California Region

2003 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

Selected Topics in Political Theory

2003 Winter Quarter

Subnational Government: Politics of Global Los Angeles in 21st Century -- Globalization, Democracy, and Citizenship in Southern California Region

2002 Fall Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2002 Summer Session

Introduction to American Politics

Marxism

2001 Summer Session

Introduction to American Politics

Marxism

2001 Winter Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Special Studies in Political Theory

2000 Fall Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2000 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Introduction to American Politics

Marxism

2000 Spring Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2000 Winter Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

1999 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

1999 Summer Session

Introduction to Political Theory

Introduction to American Politics

Marxism

1999 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Political Theory

1999 Winter Quarter

Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

1998 Fall Quarter

Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

Seminar for Majors: Political Theory

1998 Summer Session
1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2017 Summer Session

2016 Fall Quarter

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

POL SCI 181A
Politics of Latino Communities

2017 Summer Session

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Summer Session

2016 Winter Quarter

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

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 113A
Problems in 20th-Century and Contemporary Political Theory

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 119
Special Studies in Political Theory

2016 Summer Session

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 289B
Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2016 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 181
Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2015 Summer Session

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Summer Session

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Summer Session

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Summer Session

2012 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 116A
Marxism

2015 Summer Session

POL SCI 218
Selected Topics in Political Theory

2015 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 10
Introduction to Political Theory

2014 Summer Session

2013 Summer Session

2012 Summer Session

2011 Summer Session

2010 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

2006 Summer Session

2005 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

1999 Summer Session

POL SCI 113A
Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 144A
Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2011 Summer Session

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Summer Session

2008 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 40
Introduction to American Politics

2008 Summer Session

2006 Summer Session

2005 Summer Session

2004 Summer Session

2003 Summer Session

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

1999 Summer Session

POL SCI 113
Problems in 20th-Century Political Theory

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

POL SCI C218
Selected Topics in Political Theory

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 219
Workshop: Political Theory

2004 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 143C
Subnational Government: Politics of Global Los Angeles in 21st Century -- Globalization, Democracy, and Citizenship in Southern California Region

2003 Summer Session

2003 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 116
Marxism

2002 Summer Session

2001 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

1999 Summer Session

POL SCI 119A
Special Studies in Political Theory

2001 Winter Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

POL SCI M144A
Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

CHICANO M147A
Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics

2000 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 119C
Special Studies in Political Theory

2000 Winter Quarter

POL SCI C197A
Seminar for Majors: Political Theory

1998 Fall Quarter

POL SCI M144A

1998 Summer Session

1997 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 116

1998 Summer Session

POL SCI 113

1998 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 119A

1998 Winter Quarter

POL SCI C197A

1998 Winter Quarter