University of California, Los Angeles

Political Science and African American Studies 

       Melvin L. Rogers is currently the Scott Waugh Chair in the Division of the Social Science and Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies. Professor Rogers received his B.A. From Amherst College, his M.Phil. in political thought and intellectual history from the University of Cambridge, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. In addition he has held a Ford Foundation pre-doctoral fellowship, an Exchange Scholar position in the department of Religion at Princeton University, and additional appointments at Emory University, University of Virginia, Swarthmore College, and Carleton College.

His teaching and research is in the area of Political Philosophy, with special attention in the areas of democratic and republican theory, American and African-American political thought, classical and contemporary pragmatism, and issues of religion, race, and gender. He is the author of The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy (Columbia U. P., 2008; 2012 [pb]), as well as editor and contributor to John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems (Penn State University Press, 2012-2016), and John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems (Forthcoming: Ohio Press, 2016). Professor Rogers has published articles in scholarly journals such as Contemporary Pragmatism (2004; 2010), Transactions of Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy (2007; 2009; 2011), Philosophy and Social Criticism (2008), Contemporary Political Theory (2009), European Journal of Political Theory (2009), American Political Science Review (2012), Political Theory (2015).



Political Science
4289 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

African American Studies
153 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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