Toward a Global Idea of Race, University of Minnesota Press, 2007

Notes Towards the End of Time, Living Commons, 2014

No-Bodies: Raciality and Logic of Security in the Global Present (In Preparation)

A Critique of Racial Violence (In Preparation)

Lapis Philosopharum Found! Raciality, Temporality, and the Epoch of Man (In Preparation)


Edited Volumes

Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime (w/ Paula Chakravartty), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013

Indigenous Peoples & the Law: Major Works. W/ Mark Harris. London: Routledge, 2014.

Postcolonialism and the Law: Major Works. W/ Mark Harris. London: Routledge, 2014

Law, Race, and the Postcolonial – A Handbook. W/ Mark Harris. London: Routledge/Cavendish, 2015

Indigenous Peoples & the Law – A Handbook. W/ Mark Harris. London: Routledge/Cavendish, 2015

Postcolonial Capitalism: Histories & Cartographies of Global Capitalism  W/ Rashne Limki. London: Routledge/Cavendish, 2015


Special Journal Issues

Guest Editor – Special Issue Race and Post-Raciality. Cultural Dynamics, 26 (1) , March 2013

Guest co-Editor – Special Issue on Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime. American Quarterly 63 (3), September, 2012

Guest Editor – Special issue on Race and Nation in Brazil. Social Identities 10 (6), December, 2004


Journal Articles

(2013) “To be Announced: Radical Praxis or Knowing (at) the Limits of Justice.” Social Text 31 (1 – 14), Spring

(2012) “Accumulation, Dispossession & Debt: The Racial Logic of Global Capitalism – Introduction.”American Quarterly 63 (3), September.

(2011) Notes for a Critique of the ‘Metaphysics of Race’.  Theory, Culture & Society 28 (1).

(2010) “The End of Brazil: An Analysis of the Debate on Racial Equity on the Edges of Global Market Capitalism.” Columbia University National Black Law Journal, 1 (1).

(2009) “Evo Morales: An Outline of a Global Subject.” Seattle University Law Review/ Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 8 (1).

(2009) “No-bodies: Law, Raciality and Violence.” Griffith Law Review 18 (2), August.

(2006) “Á Brasileira: Racialidade e a Escrita de um Desejo Destrutivo.” Revista Estudos Feministas 14 (1): 61-83

(2005)  “A Tale of Two Cities: Saigon, Fallujah, and the Ethical Boundaries of Empire.” Amerasia 31(2): 121-134

(2005)  “‘Bahia Pêlo Negro’:  Can the Subaltern (subject of raciality) Speak?” Ethnicities 5 (3): 321-342

(2004)  “An Introduction: The Predicament of Brazilian Culture.” Social Identities 10 (6): 719-734

(2001)  “Toward a Critique of the Socio-Logos of Justice: The Analytics of Raciality and the Production of Universality.” Social Identities, (7) 3: 421-454

(1999)   “Zumbi & Simpson, Farrakhan & Pelé: the crossroads of racial discourse.” Estudos Afro-Asiáticos, 37.

(1998)  “Facts of Blackness: Brazil is not (Quite) the United States … And, Racial Politics in Brazil?” Social Identities, 4 (2), June 1998.

(1993)  “Race, Gender in the Labor Market” (with Marcia Lima). Estudos Afro-Asiáticos, 23: 97-111.

(1989)  “Revisiting Racial Democracy: race and national identity in Brazilian thought.” Estudos Afro-Asiáticos, 16: 157-170.

(1987)  “The Death of Mãe Menininha: co-optation or resistance.” Comunicações do ISER, 21: 87-92.


Book Chapters

(Forthcoming) “Radical Praxis or Knowing (at) the Limits of Justice” in Edited by Sherene Razack and Suvendrini Perera. At the Limits of Justice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

(Forthcoming) “Race and Development” Robert Porter and Vandana Desai (Eds) The Companion to Development Studies, Third Edition. London: Hodde & Stoughton Limited.

(In Press) “Before Man: Sylvia Wynter’s Rewriting of the Modern Episteme” in The Realization of Living: Sylvia Wynter and Being Human. Edited by Katherine McKittrick. Durham: Duke University Press.

(2013) “Accumulation, Dispossession, and Debt: The Racial Logic of Global Capitalism – An Introduction. W/ Paula Chakravartty. In Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime. Edited by Paula Chakravartty & Denise Ferreira da Silva. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

(2011) “No-Bodies: Law, Violence, Raciality” in Critical Legal Theory (Critical Concepts in Law). Edited by Costas Douzinas and Colin Perrin. London: Routledge.

(2010) “Many Hundred Thousand Bodies Later: An Analysis of the ‘Legacy’ of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda” in Sundhya Pahuja, Fleur Johns, Richard Joyce. Events: The Force of International Law’. London: Cavendish/Routledge.

(2010) “Despensar La Existencia Global: La analítica de la racialidad y la posibilidad de una justicia global,”Raza, etnicidad y racismos: debates a la ciudadanía republicana en el marco de la conmemoración de los Bicentenario de las Independencias en las Américas Negras. Editores CMRL; Agustín Laó Montes; César Rodríguez. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Bogotá- CES – IDCARÁN;  Universidad de los Andes- Observatorio de Discriminación Racial, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Medellín, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y Económicas

(2005)  “Out of África? Umbanda and the ‘Ordering’ of the Modern Brazilian Space” in Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in the Americas. Patrick Bellegarde-Smith (ed.). Champaign, Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

(2004) “Mapping Territories of Legality: An Exploratory Cartography of Black Female subjects” in Patricia Truitt and Peter Fitzpatrick (Eds.) Critical Beings: Race, Nation, and the Global Subject. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

(2003)  “Re-Writing the Black Subject: “History” and ‘Culture’ in the Black Brazilian Emancipatory Text.” Peter Osborne and Stella Sandford (Eds.). Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity. London: Athlone Press.

(2001)  “Voicing ‘Resistance’: Race and Nation in the Mapping of the Modern Global Space” in Eliezer Ben Rafael (Ed.). Identity, Culture, and Globalization. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.

(1999)  “The Drama of Modernity: race and representation in television soap operas in Brazil” in Black Brazil. Culture, Identity, and Social Mobilization. Larry Crook and Randal Johnson (Eds.) Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center.