Daniel HoSang

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Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration and American Studies
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Daniel Martinez HoSang is a tenured Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science.

His research and teaching explore the contradictory labor of race within U.S. political culture across a wide-range of sites, including electoral politics, social movements, and cultural formations.

HoSang is the co-author (with Joseph Lowndes) of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and the author of the author of Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2011 James A Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

He is the co-editor of three volumes: Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines (with Kimberle Crenshaw, Luke Harris and George Lipsitz) University of California Press, 2019; Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice (co-edited with Ramon Gutiérrez and Natalia Molina), University of California Press, 2019; and Racial Formation in the 21st Century (with Oneka LaBennett and Laura Pulido) University of California Press, 2012).

His current projects include a forthcoming monograph titled  A Wider Type of Freedom: Reimagining Racial Justice (under contract with University of California Press); Intersectionality: A User’s Guide (with Kimberele Crenshaw); and a political biography of Vincent Harding.

He has a long record of collaboration with community-based organizations and labor unions as a trainer, board member, and advisor with groups including the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), the Alliance for a Just Society, Oakland Kids First!, the Partnership for Safety and Justice, and Forward Together. He is a board member of the African American Policy Forum.

Through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, he has taught a seminar for high school and middle school teachers on Teaching about Race and Racism Across the Disciplines” and works with teachers and youth organizing groups in Connecticut on teaching about racism and racial justice in the K-12 curriculum.

Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 2017, HoSang was an Associate Professor (and Department Head) of Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Oregon. He received his BA in History from Wesleyan University and PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California.

HoSang serves as faculty advisor to Racial Capitalism and Carceral State Working Group. He has served on dissertation and exam committees for students in the fields of political science, sociology, English, comparative literature, anthropology, American Studies, and history.

Recent Publications Include:

*HoSang, D. (2019) “Troubling Racial Equity.” In Paula Iaodine et al. edited, Antiracism Inc. Punctum Books: Brooklyn, NY.

*HoSang, D. and J. Lowndes (2019). “Theorizing Race in the Age of Inequality.” In Herman Gray, Roopali Mujherjee, and Sarah Benet-Weisner edited, Racism Postrace. Duke University Press: Durham, NC.

*Cate, S. and D. HoSang. (2017). “‘The Better Way to Fight Crime’: Why Fiscal Arguments Do Not Restrain the Carceral State.” Theoretical Criminology. 21(2): 1-20.

*HoSang, D. and J. Lowndes (2016). “Parasites of Government: Racial Antistatism and Representations of Public Employees amid the Great Recession.” America Quarterly. 68(4): 931-954

*HoSang, D. and P. Yamin (2016). “Constructing the Sex Trafficker: Spectral Figures and Sexual Violence in California’s Proposition 35.” New Political Science. 38(3): 390–410.

*HoSang, D. (2014)“On Racial Speculation and Racial Science: A Reply to Shiao et al.” Sociological Theory. 2014, Vol. 32(3): 228–243.

*HoSang, D. (2014). “The Ideological Alchemy of Contemporary Nativism.” Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. 1(1): 61-86.