Dr. Paula Ioanide's research focuses on institutional forms of gendered racism in the post-civil rights era, including mass incarceration and policing, immigrant exclusion, welfare reform, and militarism. Ioanide's research examines how dominant fantasies and feelings about race help legitimate people's exploitation, exclusion and elimination. Ioanide also explores grassroots movements and practices of ethical witnessing that secure cultures of healing, dignity, self-determination and freedom.
Prof. Ioanide teaches courses in comparative race & ethnicity studies at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race & Ethnicity. Her book, Racial Fantasies and Feelings: Affective Economies in the Post-Civil Rights Era is currently under review with University of California Press.