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University of Oregon

Daniel Martinez HoSang

Daniel Martinez HoSang

Associate Professor, Academic Advisor

Office: PLC 914
Office Hours: Winter: Tues. 3:30-5:00p.m. / Thurs. 1:00-1:45p.m. or by appointment


Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science

Faculty Affiliate in Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management and Center for the Study of Women in Society.

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BA, History, Wesleyan University, 1993;
Ph.D., American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2007

Research Interests:
20th Century US History, Racial Politics, Cultural Studies, Political Identity

Selected Publications:
Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press, 2010). Examines California’s history of racialized ballot measures in the post World War II era to unearth the tangled roots of “color blind” racial politics.  UC  Press description

Racial Formation in the 21st Century, (University of California Press, 2012) Volume co-edited with Laura Pulido (University of Southern California) and Oneka LaBennett (Fordham University) related to Michael Omi and Howard Winant’s Racial Formation in the United States and conference convened at University of Oregon in April, 2009. UC Press description.

“The Changing Valence of White Racial Innocence: Black-Brown Unity in the 1970s Los Angeles School Desegregation Struggles. In J Kun and L Pulido edited, The Black and Brown Reader, (University of California Press, 2013).

“Race and the Mythology of California’s Lost Paradise.” Boom: A Journal of California. Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2011.

“Remaking Liberalism in the Sunbelt West: California’s 1964 Fair Housing Ballot Measure and the Politics of Racial Innocence.” In Darren Dochuk and Michelle Nickerson edited, Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place and Religion in the American South and Southwest,(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

“Colorblindness.” In Routledge Companion to Race and Ethnicity, (New York: Routledge, 2011).

“The Rise of Racial Liberalism, the Decline of Racial Justice: Lessons from California,” in Joe Lowndes, Julie Novkov, and Dorian Warren edited Race and American Political Development, (NY: Routledge, 2008).

“Family and Community as the Cornerstone of Civic Engagement: Immigrant and Youth Organizing in the Southwest,” National Civic Review 95.4 (2007): 58-61.

“Beyond Policy: Race, Ideology and the Re-imagining of Youth,” in S. Ginwright, P. Noguera, and J. Cammarota edited, Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America’s Youth, (NY: Routledge: 2006).

Select Awards:
- James A Rawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians for the best book on the history of U.S. race relations for Racial Propositions, 2011
- Honorable Mention for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize of the American Studies Association for Racial Propositions, 2011
- Honorable Mention for the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Oliver Cox Book Award for Racial Propositions, 2011
- UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Resident Scholar, 2008-2009
- Best Dissertation Prize of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2008
- 2008 W. Turrentine Jackson Prize for Best Dissertation on the 20th Century US West by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, 2008
- Outstanding Faculty Award, Office of Multicultural Academic Support (OMAS), University of Oregon, 2007-2008
- Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize of the American Studies Association, 2007

Recent Courses:
ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Winter 2012)
ES 301: Theoretical Perspectives in Ethnic Studies (Fall 2010)
PS 449: Racial Politics in the US II, 1945-present (Winter 2008)
PS 602: Supervised College Teaching (2010-2012)
PS 375: Race, Politics and Law (Winter 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
ES 498: Theories of Race and Ethnicity (Winter 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)
ES 252: Introduction to Asian American Studies (Fall 2007)
PS 407/507: Race, Gender, and Policy (Spring 2009, Winter 2012)
ES 407/507: Seminar in Community Organizing (Spring 2010)

Radical Propositions