Professor in the Department of Black Studies and the Department of Political Science. He received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and his MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has served as Chair of the Department of Black Studies as well as of Political Science and has also served as the Director of the Center for Black Studies at UCSB. His fields of teaching and research are modern political thought, radical social theory in the African Diaspora, comparative politics, and media and politics. Dr. Robinson is the author of Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition, Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership and Black Movements in America. He is also the author of numerous articles on US, African and Caribbean political thought; Western social theory, film and the press. His most recent work includes The Anthropology of Marxism, a monograph study of the historical and discursive antecedents of Marxism, and research into anti-facism in Africa and the African Diaspora in the 1920s and 1930s.