Ian Haney López teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved since the civil rights era, his research examines the connection between racial divisions and growing wealth inequality in the United States. He co-chaired the AFL-CIO’s Advisory Council on Racial and Economic Justice and co-founded the Race-Class Narrative Project.
His most recent book, "Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America," explains how the political manipulation of coded racism has evolved in the Trump era, while also offering an evidence-based approach to neutralizing political racism and building cross-racial solidarity.
Haney López holds an endowed chair as the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published four books and two anthologies. From legal scholarship to commentary, his writings have appeared across a range of sources, from the Yale Law Journal to The New York Times.