Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

James B. Duke Professor of Sociology

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

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).

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

Selected Grants

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Examining Interracial Conduct in an Integrated Neighborhood awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2012

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism without Racists (4th Edition). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.

Doane, Ashley W., and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism. Routledge, 2013.

Jung, Moon Kie, et al. The State of White Supremacy: Racims, Governance, and the USA. Stanford University Press, 2011.

Zuberi, Tukufu, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. White Logic, White Methods: Race, Epistemology, and the Social Sciences. Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.

Darity, W., and E. Bonilla-Silva, editors. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Macmillan, 2007.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-civil Rights Era. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001.

Bonilla-Silva, E., and T. Brookshire Childers. “The pitfalls and possibilities of prophetic race theory: Cultivating leadership: Race matters in “postracial” Obamerica and how to climb out of the Rabbit Hole.” Repositioning Race: Prophetic Research in a Postracial Obama Age, 2014, pp. 22–48.

Bonilla-Silva, E., and V. E. Ray. “Getting over the obama hope hangover: The new racism in ‘post-racial’ America.” Theories of Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives, 2014, pp. 57–73. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9781139015431.007. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. ““New racism,” Color-Blind racism, and the future of whiteness in America.” White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism, 2013, pp. 271–84. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203412107. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E., and A. Ashe. “The End of Racism? Colorblind-Racism and Popular Media in Post-Civil Rights America.” Colorblind Screen, edited by S. Nilsen and S. E. Turner, NYU Press, 2013, pp. 57–82.

Bonilla-Silva, E. “Are the Americas ‘Sick with Racism’ or is it a Problem at the Poles? A Reply to Christina A. Sue.” Latino Identity in Contemporary America, edited by martin Bulmer and John Solomos, Rouledge, 2012.

Bonilla-Silva, E. “¿Qué es el racismo?.” Debates Sobre Ciudadanía y Políticas Raciales En Las Américas Negras, edited by Claudia Mosquera, Colección CES, serie Idcarán del Centro de Estudios Sociales de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, 2011.

Bonilla-Silva, E. “La verdadera historia de la caza: hacia una sociología con consciencia de raza de la estratificación racial.” Debates Sobre Ciudadanía y Políticas Raciales En Las Américas Negras., edited by Claudia Mosquera, Colección CES, serie Idcarán del Centro de Estudios Sociales de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, 2011.

Bonilla-Silva, E. “Race Matters In “Post-Racial” Obamerica and How to Climb Out Of the Rabbit Hole”.” Edited by Sandra Barnes, Past President of ABS, 2011.

Bonilla-Silva, E. “Beyond Obama’s Historical Symbolism: The Heavy Weight of Being Black/Brown in a Racist Society: A Conversation with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva..” Rethinking Race, Class, Language, and Gender: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky and Other Leading Scholars, edited by Pierre Orelus, Rowman and Littlefield, 2011, pp. 147–60.

Bonilla-Silva, E. “Exposing Whiteness Because We Are Free: Emancipation Methodological Practice in Identifying and Challenging Racial Practices in Sociology Departments.” Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods, edited by John Stanfield, Left Coast Press, 2011, pp. 95–122.

Pages

Bonilla-Silva, E. “Toward a New Political Praxis for Trumpamerica: New Directions in Critical Race Theory.” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 63, no. 13, Nov. 2019, pp. 1776–88. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0002764219842614. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. ““Racists,” “Class Anxieties,” Hegemonic Racism, and Democracy in Trump’s America.” Social Currents, vol. 6, no. 1, Feb. 2019, pp. 14–31. Scopus, doi:10.1177/2329496518804558. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. “Feeling Race: Theorizing the Racial Economy of Emotions.” American Sociological Review, vol. 84, no. 1, Feb. 2019, pp. 1–25. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0003122418816958. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. “What We Were, What We Are, and What We Should Be: The Racial Problem of American Sociology.” Social Problems, vol. 64, no. 2, Jan. 2017, pp. 179–87. Scopus, doi:10.1093/socpro/spx006. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. “The Structure of Racism in Color-Blind, “Post-Racial” America.” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 59, no. 11, Jan. 2015, pp. 1358–76. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0002764215586826. Full Text

Golash-Boza, T., and E. Bonilla-Silva. “Rethinking race, racism, identity and ideology in Latin America.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 36, no. 10, Oct. 2013, pp. 1485–89. Scopus, doi:10.1080/01419870.2013.808357. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. “The last shall be first: Best books in the race field since 2000.” Contemporary Sociology, vol. 42, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 31–40. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0094306112468718a. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. “The invisible weight of whiteness: the racial grammar of everyday life in contemporary America.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 35, no. 2, Feb. 2012, pp. 173–94. Scopus, doi:10.1080/01419870.2011.613997. Full Text

Bonilla-Silva, E. “Examining, Debating, and Ranting about the Obama Phenomenon: Introduction to Special Section on Obama.” Political Power and Social Theory, vol. 22, 2012, pp. 3–16.

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