Howard Winant

Department of Sociology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430
(805) 893-3118 (office)

Curriculum Vitae


Recent Books

Global Raciality expands our understanding of race, space, and place by exploring forms of racism and anti-racist resistance worldwide. Contributors address neoliberalism; settler colonialism; race, class, and gender intersectionality; immigrant rights; Islamophobia; and homonationalism; and investigate the dynamic forces propelling anti-racist solidarity and resistance cultures. Midway through the Trump years and with a rise in nativist fervor across the globe, this expanded approach captures the creativity and variety found in the fight against racism we see the world over. Chapters focus on both the immersive global trajectories of race and racism, and the international variation in contemporary configurations of racialized experience. Race, class, and gender identities may not only be distinctive, they can extend across borders, continents, and oceans with remarkable demonstrations of solidarity happening all over the world. Palestinians, Black Panthers, Dalit, Native Americans, and Indian feminists among others meet and interact in this context. Intersections between race and such forms of power as colonialism and empire, capitalism, gender, sexuality, religion, and class are examined and compared across different national and global contexts. It is in this robust and comparative analytical approach that Global Raciality reframes conventional studies on postcolonial regimes, racial identities, and global raciality. To order a copy of Global Raciality: Empire, Postcoloniality, Decoloniality go to the Routledge flyer here.


Twenty years since the publication of its last edition and more than thirty years since the publication of the original book, Michael Omi and Howard Winant are pleased to offer the third edition of Racial Formation in the United States (July 2014). The book has been substantially revised, but our overall purpose and vision remains the same: to provide an account of how concepts of race are created and transformed, how they become the focus of political conflict, and how they come to shape and permeate both identities and institutions. The steady journey of the U.S. toward a majority nonwhite population, the ongoing evisceration of the political legacy of the early post-World War II civil rights movement, the initiation of the 'war on terror' with its attendant Islamophobia, the rise of a mass immigrants rights movement, the formulation of race/class/gender 'intersectionality' theories, and the election and reelection of a black President of the United States are some of the many new racial conditions Racial Formation now covers. To order a copy of this book, go to the Routledge flyer here.


Recent Articles

"PanAmericanism and Antiracism"

"FOREWORD: Racial Formation in Asia"

"Preface: New Racial Studies and Global Raciality"

"The Dark Matter: Race and Racism in the Twentieth Century"

"Racial Formation Rules -- Continuity, Instability, and Change" (with Michael Omi)

"W.E.B. Du Bois: Posthumous Letter of Recommendation for a Distinguished Professorship in Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania"

"Foreword," in The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants

"Interview - Howard Winant," in Katy Sian, ed., Postcolonial Thinkers

"Foreword," in Dixon and Burdick, eds. A New Hemispheric Blackness

"Dialectics of the Veil"

"Constructing and Resisting the New World (Racial) Order"

"Racism Today: Continuity and Change in the Post-Civil Rights Era"

"Babylon System: The Continuity of Slavery"

"The Souls of Sociologists"


Current Courses

2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR:

Fall 2020

On Sabbatical

Winter 2021

Sociology 131, Political Sociology

Sociology 294, Special Topics: Sociology of Neoliberalism and Biopolitics

Spring 2021

Sociology 185D, Theories of Race and Racism




Voice of the Shuttle-Minority Studies

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

RaceSci: History of Race in Science

The African Diaspora on the Internet

Anti-Racism Connections

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Social Justice Movements - Working Guide

World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance - United Nations

Applied Research Center/Colorlines/RaceWire

Sociology Resources

Research and Data Sources in Sociology

American Sociological Association home page

UCSB Department of Sociology


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