Paula Ioanide

Professor and Interim Director, Center for Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity
School: School of Humanities and Sciences




Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk About Racial Justice Matters. Eds. Felice Blake, Paula Ioanide and Alison Reed. Santa Barbara, CA: Punctum Books, 2019.

The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2015.


"Abolishing Carceral Society," Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics, Issue 1, No. 1, eds. Eli Meyerhoff, Andrew Dilts, Paula Ioanide, Kevin Bruyneel, Brian Lovato, Dylan Rodriguez, and the Abolition Collective. Brooklyn, NY: Common Notions, 2019.


"Why Did the White Woman Cross the Street?" Cultural Countermeasures against Affective Racism, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, DOI: 10.1080/10999949.2018.1434376

“Negotiating Privileged Students’ Affective Resistances: Why a Pedagogy of Emotional Engagement is Necessary” in Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines, eds. Kimberle Crenshaw, Luke Harris, Daniel HoSang and George Lipsitz. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2019.

Book Review of Moon-Kie Jung, Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy: Denaturalizing U.S. Racisms Past and Present. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 264 pp. in Anthropological Quarterly, March 2016.

"Racism is the Central Hindrance to Democratization," The New York Times, May 12, 2016.

"Ethical Witnessing in a Time of Racial Phobia," Stanford University Blog, March 10, 2015.

“‘Obama Say Blacks Should Just Work Harder, Isn’t That Right?’: The Myth of Meritocracy” in Getting Real About Race: Hoodies, Mascots, Model Minorities, and Other Conversations, edited by Stephanie M. McClure and Cherise A. Harris, 2nd Edition, Sage Publications, 2016.

 “The Alchemy of Race and Affect: ‘White Innocence’ and Public Secrecy in the Post-Civil Rights Era,” in Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Spring 2014.

“A Response to Ben Pitcher's 'Obama and the Politics of Blackness: Antiracism in the ‘post-black’ Conjuncture,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 12, Issue 4, 2010.

“The Story of Abner Louima: Cultural Fantasies, Gendered Racial Violence and the Ethical Witness,” Journal of Haitian Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 2007): 4-26.