Racial Formation in the United States

Monday, November 18, 2013
Multi-Cultural Center Lounge, UCSB


This book by Michael Omi and Howard Winant has been cited thousands of times by scholars in the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. That “race [is] an unstable and ‘de-centered’ complex of social meanings constantly being transformed by political struggle” has become, in a profound way, a kind of common sense in our understanding of “race” and race relations, not just in the United States, but throughout the world. Indeed, scholars across several fields and multiple disciplines have acknowledged the tremendous descriptive power of the theory developed by these two scholars, and as they finish their third revision of this classic work, please join them as they talk with us about this long and most influential collaboration. 

We are pleased to present Professor Michael Omi from the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and Professor Howard Winant from the Department of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara.