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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva


Short Description of Research Approach:

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Office Info

Office: 268i Soc/Psych
Phone: (919) 660-5607
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Fax: 919-660-5623
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Areas of Interest:

Racial Stratification,
Social Theory,
Critical Race Methods,
Political Sociology, Latinos,
Latin America and the Caribbean,
and Epistemology
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). 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    2013     Racism Without Racists (4th edition out in August 2013)

    2013     “The End of Racism? Colorblind-Racism and Popular Media in Post-Civil Rights America ,2013.

    2012     The Invisisble Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in America Ethnic and Racial Studies , Vol. 34, No. 12,Accepted, 2012.

    2012     The Sweet Enchantment of Color Blindness in Black Face: Explaining the “Miracle,” Debating the Politics, and Suggesting a Way for Hope to be “For Real” in America Political Power and Social Theory ,Accepted, 2012.

    2012     Examining, Debating, and Ranting about the Obama Phenomenon: Introduction to Special Section on Obama” Political Power and Social Theory ,Accepted, 2012.


Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus


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