Daniel HoSang

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Professor of American Studies


Daniel Martinez HoSang is Professor of American Studies and holds secondary appointments in the Department of Political Science and in the Yale School of Medicine Section of the History of Medicine. He also serves on the Education Studies Advisory Committee.
He is an interdisciplinary scholar of racial formation and racism in politics, culture, and the law. HoSang’s current research projects include a volume of essays co-edited with Joe Lowndes titled, The Politics of the Multiracial Right, that will be published by NYU Press in 2025; a collaborative investigation into the history and afterlives of Eugenics research at Yale documented through the Anti-Eugenics Collective at Yale; a co-edited volume with Kimberlé W. Crenshaw on attacks on Critical Race Theory and race conscious education, and a practice-based project on anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy for K-12 educators.
His most recent book is A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone (University of California Press, 2021).  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 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 Kimberlé W. 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).
HoSang has coordinated summer community organizing training program for undergraduate students in conjunction with the Alliance for a Just Society, and serves as the academic research partner for the Strengthening Organizing Project. He has a long record of collaboration with community-based organizations and labor unions as a trainer, board member, and advisor.
Through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, he has taught seminars for K-12 public school teachers on Anti-racist Curriculum and Pedagogy, and works with teachers and youth organizing groups in Connecticut on teaching about racism and racial justice in the K-12 curriculum through the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective.
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 and is a member of the Education Studies Advisory Committee. 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. His recent undergraduate courses include “Afro-Asian Formations of Race,” “Eugenics and its Afterlives,” and “Race, Politics, and the Law” as well graduate seminars “Critical Ethnic Studies,” “Relational and Intersectional Formations of Race” and “Countering Colorblindness Across the Academic Disciplines.” 



  • HoSang, D (2023) “Right-Wing Studies: A Roundtable on the State of the Field.” Journal of Right-Wing Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2023.
  • HoSang, D (2023) “Blame Neoliberalism.” On Solidarity. Boston Review.
  • 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.


  • 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.” Book chapter in Herman Gray, Roopali Mujherjee, and Sarah Benet-Weisner edited, Racism Postrace. Duke University Press: Durham, NC.