Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

  • Professor of Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Sociology, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90088
  • Phone: (919) 660-5607
  • Fax: 919-660-5623
  • Homepage
  • Overview

    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).
  • Current Projects

    4th Edition of RACISM WITHOUT RACISTS (Summer 2013, working on paper for inaugural issue of new SREM journal, working with Professor Kimberly Crenshaw (UCLA and Columbia Law Schools) on projects on race and utopia, working on paper for conference on structural racism tentatively titled “More than Prejudice: Restatement, Reflections, and New Directions , in the Racialized Social System Approach to Racism," and reparing work on race in the academy
  • Areas of Interest

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

      • 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
  • Recent Publications

      • E Bonilla-Silva.
      • (2014).
      • White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era.
      • Lynne Rienner Publishers.
      Publication Description

      Bonilla-Silva (sociology, Texas AandM U.) addresses the reasons that black Americans and other racial minorities lag behind whites in terms of income, wealth, occupational and health status, educational attainment, and other social ...

      • AW Doane and E Bonilla-Silva.
      • (2014).
      • White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism.
      • Routledge.
      Publication Description

      White Out brings together the original work of leading scholars across the disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history, and anthropology to give readers an important and cutting-edge study of "whiteness".

      • E Bonilla-Silva.
      • (2014).
      • Racism without Racists (4th Edition).
      • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
      Publication Description

      In this fourth edition, Racism without Racists will continue to challenge readers and stimulate discussion about the state of race in America today.

      • Bonilla-Silva and DG Embrick.
      • (2014).
      • Black, Honorary White, White: The Future of Race in the United States?.
      • In D Brunsma (Eds.),
      • Negotiating the Color Line: Doing Race in the Color-Blind Era and Implications for Racial Justice
      • (pp. 33-49).
      • Lynn Rienner.
      • Bonilla-Silva and DG Embrick.
      • (2014).
      • The Race Problem in the Critical Pedagogy Community.
      • In C Rossatto and RL Allen and M Pruyn (Eds.),
      • Re-inventing Critical Pedagogy: Widening the Circle of Anti-Oppression Education
      • (pp. 21-35).
      • Rowman and Littlefield.
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  • Postdoctoral Students

    • John Eason
      • 2008-2010
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