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 Winter Quarter

Economy and Society

2019 Spring Quarter

Race and Ethnicity: International Perspectives

Advanced Honors Seminars

Sociology of Development

Teaching Apprentice Practicum