Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Office Location:  259 Social Sciences
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5607
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2018):


Ph.D.University of Wisconsin at Madison1993
M.A.University of Wisconsin at Madison1987
B.A.University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)1984
Research Interests:

Currently I am working on two books entitled, Anything but Racism: How Social Analysts Limit the Significance of Race (with Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Hayward Horton) and White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology (with Tukufu Zuberi). I am also working on a project entitled, "We are All Americans! The Latin Americanization of Race Relations in the USA," where I explore the changing dynamics of racial stratification in the United States.

Areas of Interest:

Racial Stratification and
Race Relations

Current Ph.D. Students  

Postdocs Mentored

Recent Publications

  1. Bonilla-Silva, E, What We Were, What We Are, and What We Should Be: The Racial Problem of American Sociology, Social Problems, vol. 64 no. 2 (May, Accepted, 2017), pp. 179-187 [doi]
  2. Bonilla-Silva, E, The Structure of Racism in Color-Blind, “Post-Racial” America, American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 59 no. 11 (October, Accepted, 2015), pp. 1358-1376 [doi]
  3. Bonilla-Silva, E; Brookshire Childers, T, The pitfalls and possibilities of prophetic race theory: Cultivating leadership: Race matters in “postracial” Obamerica and how to climb out of the Rabbit Hole, in Repositioning Race: Prophetic Research in a Postracial Obama Age (January, 2014), pp. 22-48, ISBN 9781438450872
  4. Bonilla-Silva, E; Ray, VE, Getting over the obama hope hangover: The new racism in ‘post-racial’ America, in Theories of Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives (January, 2014), pp. 57-73, ISBN 9781139015431 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Golash-Boza, T; Bonilla-Silva, E, Rethinking race, racism, identity and ideology in Latin America, Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 36 no. 10 (October, Accepted, 2013), pp. 1485-1489 [doi]  [abs]