Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Professor of Sociology

External Address: 
Sociology, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5607


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).

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1993

  • M.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1987

  • B.A., University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) 1984

Bonilla-Silva, E, and Embrick, DG. "Every place has a ghetto .. ": The significance of whites' social and residential segregation." SYMBOLIC INTERACTION 30.3 (2007): 323-345. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E, Goar, C, and Embrick, DG. "When whites flock together: The social psychology of white habitus." Critical Sociology 32.2-3 (June 1, 2006): 229-253. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. "Towards a New Radical Agenda: A Critique of Mainstreamed Sociological Radicalism." Ed. R Levine. Contemporary Sociology 35.2 (2005): 111-114.

Bonilla-Silva, E, Goar, C, and Embrick, DG. "When Whites Flock Together: White Habitus and the Social Psychology of Whites’ Social and Residential Segregation from Blacks." Critical Sociology 32.2-3 (2005): 229-254.

Bonilla-Silva, E, Lewis, A, and Embrick, DG. ""I did not get that job because of a black man ..": The story lines and testimonies of color-blind racism." SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM 19.4 (December 2004): 555-581. Full Text

Bonilla-silva, E. "From bi-racial to tri-racial: Towards a new system of racial stratification in the USA." ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES 27.6 (November 2004): 931-950. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. "Racial attitudes or racial ideology? An alternative paradigm for examining actors' racial views." Journal of Political Ideologies 8.1 (February 1, 2003): 63-82. (Review) Full Text