Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Prof., Sociology, Duke Univ.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at Duke University. Professor Bonilla-Silva gained visibility in the social sciences with his 1997 American Sociological Review article, “Rethinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation.” His most recent book, State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States (with Moon Kie Jung and João H. Costa Vargas; Stanford University Press 2011) examines the racial state of the U.S. through a broad range of topics, including citizenship, education, empire, gender, genocide, geography, incarceration, Islamophobia, migration and border enforcement, violence, and welfare.

Other books by Bonilla-Silva include White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Social Science (with Tukufu Zuberi; Rowman and Littlefield 2008); Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States (Rowman and Littlefield 2006); White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism (with Ashley Doane; Taylor & Francis 2003); and White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Lynne Rienner Publishers 2001).

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