Howard Winant

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

Curriculum Vitae


Recent Book

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

"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

2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR:

Fall, 2016: Sabbatical leave.

Winter 2017:

Sociology 1 - Sociology 1 - Introduction to Sociology

Sociology 1H - Sociology 1H-Honors Section

Sociology 216D - Special Topics in Race, Ethnicity, Nation: Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois

Spring, 2017: Non-teaching quarter: In residence, office hours held. It's a good idea to email me and set up an appointment.




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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