Professor of Sociology
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).
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. "The linguistics of color blind racism: How to talk nasty about blacks without sounding ãƒÆ’ã‚Â¢ãƒÂ¢ã¢â€šÂ¬ã‚Â¡ãƒâ€¦ã¢â‚¬Å“racistãƒÆ’ã‚Â¢ãƒÂ¢ã¢â€šÂ¬ã‚Â¡ãƒâ€šã‚Â." Critical Sociology 28.2 (January 1, 2002): 41-64. 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 (December 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. ""This is a White country": The racial ideology of the Western nations of the world-system." SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY 70.2 (2000): 188-214. Full Text
Bonilla-Silva, E. "Rethinking racism: Toward a structural interpretation." American Sociological Review 62.3 (June 1, 1997): 465-480.
“Racism without Racists: The Sweet Enchantment of Post Civil-Rights Racism.” Talk delivered before Social Justice priests in Atlanta, affiliated with Catholic Social Action Institute.. January 4, 2008