“Reading Ian Haney López’s work (Dog Whistle Politics) changed the way I understand the relationship between racial politics and peoples’ attitudes toward the government,” says Dr. Jessie Luna, CSU Sociology Assistant Professor. “It has informed my thinking about research a continent away (in Africa), and inspired new ideas for future research.”

Dr. López holds an endowed chair as the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. One of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved since the civil rights era, his current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions in society and growing wealth inequality in the United States. In Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class (2014). This information and much more can be found on Dr. López’s profile at Berkeley Law.