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 examines the social and spiritual wounds caused by mass incarceration and militarized policing, anti-immigrant discrimination, and increased poverty resulting from neoliberal policy shifts. She interrogates the role of emotion in contemporary forms of gendered racial discrimination and violence.
Ioanide's book, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness, is available through Stanford University Press.
"The Emotional Politics of Racism is a sustained act of ethical witnessing. Paula Ioanide offers fresh insights into the relationship between social order and alienation, showing the interrelation of explanatory and affective modes that perpetuate gendered racial hierarchy. A must read for all students of racial capitalism."
—Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California
Ioanide 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.