Paula Ioanide is an associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies at the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Ithaca College. Her teaching and research focuses on the negative effects of present-day inequalities and injustices. Specifically, Ioanide examines the social and spiritual wounds caused by mass incarceration and militarized policing, anti-immigrant discrimination, and increased poverty resulting from neoliberal policy shifts.
Ioanide works with the Cornell Prison Education Program and organizes against prison and jail expansion in upstate New York. She also conducts workshops on increasing racial and gender equity in higher education and employment settings. Ioanide believes in creating social justice cultures and movements that foster healing, interdependence, dignity and freedom.
Ioanide's book, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness, is forthcoming from Stanford University Press (May 2015).