Michael Omi (he/him/his) is Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the co-author, with Howard Winant, of Racial Formation in the United States (Third Edition, 2015), a groundbreaking work that transformed how we understand the social and historical forces that give race its changing meaning over time and place. He is also the co-editor of Japanese American Millennials: Rethinking Generation, Community, and Diversity (2019). From 2012-2016 he served as the Associate Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS), and in 2020 he was the inaugural chair of the Asian American Research Center (AARC). Professor Omi is a recipient of UC Berkeley's prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award.
May 1, 2021: Do I count as 'Asian American'? What the history behind the term taught me (Today)