Ian Haney-López
Published October 26, 2015
Updated April 21, 2021

Ian Haney López is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law and director of the Racial Politics Project at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an expert on the evolution of racism in the United States since the civil rights era, with a research emphasis on the connection between racial divisions and growing wealth inequality in the United States.

His most recent book is Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America (2019), which looks at Donald Trump within the context of political racism, and shows how to build support for a multi-racial, progressive super-majority. He’s also the author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class (2014) and other works.

Expertise: Racism and its evolution, constitutional law, wealth inequality, civil rights, racial politics

Location: Berkeley, Calif.

Email: ihaneylopez@law.berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-643-2669

Twitter: @IanHaneyLopez

Heard on Moyers & Company: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part I

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