Howard Winant

Professor Emeritus
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Spring 2021: Tuesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm, via Zoom. Make appointment at

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SSMS 3308


race and racism, political sociology, comparative/historical sociology, social theory


Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz


Howard Winant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Asian American Studies departments.  He founded and directed the University of California Center for New Racial Studies. Winant's research and writing focuses on racial theory and social theory, and the comparative historical sociology, political sociology, and cultural sociology of race, both in the US and globally. He is the author of The New Politics of Race: Globalism, Difference, Justice (UMinnPress, 2004); The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II (Basic, 2001), Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons (UMinnPress, 1994); Racial Formation in the United States (co-authored with Michael Omi - Routledge, 2015, 1994, and 1986); and Stalemate: Political Economic Origins of Supply-Side Policy (Praeger, 1988). He is the co-editor (with Paola Bacchetta and Sunaina Maira) of Global Raciality: Empire, Postcoloniality, DeColoniality (Routledge 2019).


Special Topics: The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois

Sociology of Race and Racism

Race/Class/Gender Intersectionality

Political Sociology

Comparative Historical Sociology

Social Theory

Soc 131 - Political Sociology

Soc 216D - Topics in REN

S294 - Sociology of Neoliberalism and Biopolitics