H. Lavar Pope, Ph.D.

H. Lavar Pope, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor, Department of Political Science
215B Bakeless Center for Humanities | (570) 389-4253
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

hpope@bloomu.edu (email) | http://lavarpope.com (web)
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Office Hours:  Mondays 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; and
Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

H. Lavar Pope

Currently an Instructor in Bloomsburg’s Department of Political Science, Dr. Pope’s teaching includes: American Government; President & Congress; Parties, Groups, and Public Opinion; and a seminar entitled “Power, Rap Music, and Urban America.” The seminar provides a framework for understanding the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s late-20th century targets and the aftermath in American cities leading to an exploration of the local development(s) of underground rap music.

Dr. Pope’s research specialization is in race within late-20th and early-21st century American Political Development, with particular expertise on how subjugated populations within inner-cities use emerging technologies to develop, communicate, and apply localized forms of political power. His current research focuses on the politics of the Oakland, CA underground rap music scene in the aftermath of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense’s COINTELPRO-led demise.


Ph.D., Politics, 9/2005- 12/2012

University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

M.A., Political Science, 3.91 G.P.A., 6/2004- 5/2005

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

B.A., Political Science and English, 3.92 G.P.A., summa cum laude, 6/2001- 5/2004

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA