Daniel Martinez HoSang received his PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity in August 2007 under the direction of Laura Pulido. His book Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California
(Univ of California Press, 2010) examines California’s history of racialized ballot measures in the post World War II era to unearth the tangled roots of contemporary “color blind” racial politics. It was awarded the 2011 James Rawley Prize of the Organization of American Historians for the best book on the history of race relations. The book was based on a dissertation he wrote at ASE that won awards from the American Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.
He is currently an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of Oregon, where he teaches classes on racial politics, history and theory.