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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, James B. Duke Professor of Sociology and African & African American Studies

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

I am trained in class analysis, political sociology, and sociology of development (globalization). However, my work in the last 20 years has been in the area of race. I have published on racial theory, race and methodology, color-blind racism, the idea that race stratification in the USA is becoming Latin America-like, racial grammar, HWCUs, race and human rights, race and citizenship, whiteness, and the Obama phenomenon among other things. In all my work, I contend that racism is fundamentally about "racial domination," hence, racism is a collective and structural phenomenon in society (see my 1997 ASR on this matter).

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Sociology, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5607
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.aas.duke.edu/aaas/~silva

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • SOCIOL 215.01, SOCIOLOGY OF RACISM IN AMERICA Synopsis
    Languages 211, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 246.01, LSGS 316.01, RIGHTS 215.01)
  • SOCIOL 765S.02, PROSEM: SOCIAL STRAT (TOP) Synopsis
    Soc/Psych 248, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
Education:

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

Keywords:

Human Rights • Ideology • Latin America • Methodology • Phenotype • Political science • Puerto Rico • Race • Racism

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Reece, Robert  
  • Arriaga, Felicia  
  • Louise Seamster  
  • TRENITA CHILDERS  
  • AUSTIN ASHE  
  • Inseo Son  
  • Victor Ray  
  • Rose Buckelow  
Postdocs Mentored

  • John Eason (2008-2010)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Bonilla-Silva, E, Feeling Race: Theorizing the Racial Economy of Emotions, American Sociological Review, vol. 84 no. 1 (February, Accepted, 2019), pp. 1-25 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Bonilla-Silva, E, “Racists,” “Class Anxieties,” Hegemonic Racism, and Democracy in Trump’s America, Social Currents, vol. 6 no. 1 (February, Accepted, 2019), pp. 14-31, SAGE Publications [doi]  [abs]
  3. Bonilla-Silva, E, Toward a New Political Praxis for Trumpamerica: New Directions in Critical Race Theory, American Behavioral Scientist (January, Accepted, 2019) [doi]  [abs]
  4. Bonilla-Silva, E, Racism without Racists Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America (June, 2017), pp. 376 pages, Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN 144227624X  [abs]
  5. 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 (January, Accepted, 2017), pp. 179-187, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]


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