Woody Doane
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Woody Doane


I enjoy engaging with students and sharing my passion for sociology. In my opinion, it is extremely important for students to understand and think critically about the social world that we live in. My goal in class each day is to have students leave with new ideas, thoughts, and insights.


  • SYB 115: Studies in Social Problems
  • SYB 150: Sports and Society
  • SYB 250: Race, Ethnicity and Inequality
  • SOC 382: Race and Ethnic Relations

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D University of New Hampshire
  • M.A. University of New Hampshire
  • B.A. New England College

Research Interests

  • Racism (U.S. and Global)
  • Racial Discourse, Color-blind Racial Ideology
  • Whiteness

Selected Publications 

  • “Humanist Sociology.” Chapter in The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology, K. Korgen, ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017
  • “Beyond Color-Blindness: (RE) Theorizing Racial Ideology.” Sociological Perspectives. 2017.
  • “Being White, Growing Grey: The ‘Racial Career’ of a Baby Boomer.”  Chapter in Race and the Lifecourse: Readings from the Intersection of Ethnicity and Age, edited by Diditi Mitra and Joyce Weil. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014.
  • “Shades of Color Blindness: Rethinking Racial Ideology in the United States.” Chapter in The Colorblind Screen: Race and Television in Contemporary America, edited by Sarah Turner and Sarah Nilson, New York: New York University Press, 2014.
  • “New Song, Same Old Tune: Racial Discourse in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.”  (revised and updated version). Chapter in Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States, 2nd ed., K. Swan and R. Bates eds., Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2010.
  • "The Changing Politics of Color-Blind Racism." Forthcoming chapter (February 2006) in Blacks in the New Millennium, edited by Rodney Coates. Jai Press.
  • "What is Racism? Racial Discourse and Racial Politics." Forthcoming article (2006) in Critical Sociology. "White-Blindness: The Dominant Group Experience." Chapter in Minority Voices: Linking Personal Ethnic History and the Sociological Imagination, edited by John Myers. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2004.
  • White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism, edited by Woody Doane and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. New York: Routledge. 2003.