Department of Political Science, Queens College

Irving Leonard Markovitz
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Phone: (718) 997-5283
Office: 200H Powdermaker Hall
Office Hours: W, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Professor Markovitz specializes in the politics and economics of development and of globalization, especially in Africa. His books include Leopold Sedar Senghor and the Politics of Negritude, Atheneum Publishers, and Heinemann Books; African Politics and Society: Basic Issues of Government and Development (co-author and editor), Free Press; Power and Class in Africa, Prentice-Hall; and Studies in Power and Class in Africa (co-author and editor), Oxford University Press. His articles and studies have appeared in the leading journals of the field. He was a Foreign Area Fellow of the Social Science Research Council, an African Affairs Fellow of the African Studies Center at Boston University, a Mellon Fellow, and a Ford Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. He has received numerous grants from the Faculty Research Program of the City University of New York. He has received ten grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also was the recipient of the Presidential Innovation in Teaching Award, and the Presidential Research Award of Queens College. Professor Markovitz's current work is on the development of capitalism in Africa. He is Co- Editor-in-Chief of Comparative Politics. During January of 1994, he acted as a consultant to the Constitutional Commission of Ethiopia in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia. During January of 1995, he acted as a consultant to the Constitutional Commission of Eritrea in Asmara, Eritrea. In December, 2011, he presented an invited paper, “Federalism, Globalization, and Education Policy in Ethiopia”, to the 5th International Conference on Federalism, sponsored by the Forum for Federalism in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,