Cesar Ayala


Contact Information

Email    cjayala@soc.ucla.edu
Office  245 Haines Hall
Phone  310-267-4306


Ph. D., Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton; B.A. History, Princeton University.

Selected Publications


César J. Ayala and José BolívarBATTLESHIP VIEQUES: PUERTO RICO FROM WORLD WAR II TO THE KOREAN WARPrinceton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2011.

César J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe. PUERTO RICO EN EL SIGLO NORTEAMERICANO: SU HISTORIA DESDE 1898. [translated by Aurora Lauzardo] San Juan: Ediciones Callejón, 2011.

César Ayala and Rafael Bernabe. PUERTO RICO IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY: A HISTORY SINCE 1898. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. 

César Ayala. AMERICAN SUGAR KINGDOM: THE PLANTATION ECONOMY OF THE SPANISH CARIBBEAN, 1898-1934. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. 


(With Laird Bergad). "Rural Puerto Rico during the Early Twentieth Century Reconsidered: Land and Society, 1899-1915." LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH REVIEW (37)2 (April, 2002): 65-99. 

"Social and Economic Aspects of Sugar Production in Cuba, 1880-1930." LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH REVIEW Vol. 30, No. 1 (1995): 95-124.


  I am currently working on two projects. 

The first is a book, jointly with Prof. Laird Bergad of CUNY, entitled, “Colonialism, Free Trade, and Agrarian Social Structure in Puerto Rico: 1898-1940.”

The working title of the second project is: "The Bordering of America: Mexicans, Filipinos, and Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Political Economy after the Wars of 1848 and 1898.”

Current Courses by Term

2019 Fall Quarter

Teaching Apprentice Practicum