Understanding, Facing and Fighting Racism to be Subject of Lecture

Duke’s Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s Talk to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month

What: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, professor of sociology at Duke University, will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 with a lecture, “Don’t Sleep: Understanding, Facing, and Fighting Modern-Day Racism.” His speech is free and open to the public.

When:  Monday, September 17 at 4:15 p.m.

Where: Washington Room in Mather Hall on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit Street.

Background: Bonilla-Silva’s areas of research include racial stratification, social theory, critical race methods, political sociology, and Latin America and the Caribbean. His is currently working on a project entitled, “We are All Americans! The Latin Americanization of Race Relations in the USA,” which explores the changing dynamics of racial stratification in this country.

His publications include White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era and Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

Bonilla-Silva earned his B.A. in sociology from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Before joining the faculty at Duke in 2006, he worked at the University of Michigan and at Texas A&M University.

His visit to Trinity is sponsored by La Voz Latina, with collaboration from the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the departments of educational studies, anthropology, sociology, history, Caribbean and Latin American studies and the Student Government Association.