Paula Ioanide, PhD

Paula Ioanide

Professor, Center for Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Phone: 607-274-5789
Office: Egbert Hall 342, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies

Paula Ioanide is professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Ithaca College. Her research focuses on the role of public emotions and implicit bias in perpetuating systemic racism and sexism. She also examines strategies and movements that counter the ills of mass incarceration and militarized policing, anti-immigrant discrimination, and increased poverty.

Ioanide is the author of The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness (Stanford University Press, 2015).

Ioanide is co-editor of Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk About Racial Justice Matters (Punctum Books, 2019), a collection about the ways radical racial justice discourses and practices are appropriated, neutralized and incorporated to perpetuate injustices in the contemporary moment.

She co-edited the inaugural issue of Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics titled, "Abolishing Carceral Society" published by Common Notions, 2019.

Ioanide organizes against prison and jail expansion in upstate New York. She also conducts workshops on increasing racial and gender equity in workplaces and higher education. She believes in creating social justice cultures and movements that foster healing, interdependence, dignity and freedom. For more information, please visit,