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. "Where is the love? A rejoinder by Bonilla-Silva on the Latin Americanization thesis." Race and Society 5.1 (December 1, 2002): 103-114. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. "We are all Americans!: The Latin Americanization of racial stratification in the USA." Race and Society 5.1 (December 1, 2002): 3-16. Full Text

Aguirre, BE, and Bonilla Silva, E. "Does race matter among Cuban immigrants? An analysis of the racial characteristics of recent Cuban immigrants." Journal of Latin American Studies 34.2 (June 19, 2002): 311-324. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E, and Embrick, DG. "Are Blacks color blind too? An interview-based analysis of Black Detroiters' racial views." Race and Society 4.1 (December 1, 2001): 47-67. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E, and Baiocchi, G. "Anything but racism: How sociologists limit the significance of racism." Race and Society 4.2 (January 1, 2001): 117-131. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E, and Forman, TA. ""I am not a racist but ..": mapping White college students' racial ideology in the USA." DISCOURSE & SOCIETY 11.1 (January 2000): 50-85. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. "Rethinking racism: Toward a structural interpretation." American Sociological Review 62.3 (June 1, 1997): 465-480.