PWR 2016 Keynote Speaker - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva 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,” where he challenged social analysts to study racial matters structurally rather than from the sterile prejudice perspective.  

His research has appeared in numerous journals and to date he has published five books, namely, "White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era," "Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States," "White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism," "White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology", and "State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States" Bonilla-Silva has received many awards, most notably, the 2007 Lewis Coser Award given by the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association for Theoretical-Agenda Setting and, in 2011, the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award given by the American Sociological Association “to an individual or individuals for their work in the intellectual traditions of the work of these three African American scholars.” He is the President-Elect of the Southern Sociological Society and is running right now for the presidency of the American Sociological Association.