Gregg Sneirson, Loretta Sneirson and Lester Sneirson Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Politics


Ph.D., Cornell University

Field of Specialty

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Politics and Lecturer in African and Afro American Studies and Politics

Contact Information

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 111

Mingus Ulysses Mapps

Mingus Mapps is a political scientist and an Assistant Professor at Brandeis, where he holds a joint appointment in the Politics and African and Afro-American Studies Departments. He received a B.A. in political science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and a Ph.D. from the Government Department at Cornell University. Professor Mapps’ research and teaching interests focus on issues at the intersection of race and American politics. At Brandeis, he offers courses on Urban Politics,Race, Ethnicity and American Elections, and Race, Inequality and Public Policy.


Williams, Kim W. and Mingus U. Mapps,. "Theodore Lowi and the Study of Ethnic & Racial Succession Cycles in American Cities,." Political Science as Public Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Theodore J. Lowi. Ed. Benjamin Ginsberg and Gwendolyn Mink. New York: Norton, 2010

Courses Taught

AAAS 82a Urban Politics
AAAS 114b Race, Ethnicity, and Electoral Politics in the United States
POL 105a Elections in America
POL 124b Race, Inequality, and Social Policy