Academic Books

  • 2016. The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism and the Politics of the Census. New York: Cambridge University Press.

    • 2018 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award, Canadian Politics Section, American Political Science Association (APSA)

    • 2017 Best Book Award in Race and Comparative Politics, Race and Ethnic Politics Section, APSA

    • 2017 Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award Honorable Mention, International Politics and History Section, APSA

    • 2018 Canadian Political Science Association Book Prize in Comparative Politics, short-list

  • 2015. Peter Russell, François Roçher, Debra Thompson and Amanda Bittner (eds). Essential Readings in Canadian Government and Politics, 2nd edition. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications.

  • 2009. Peter Russell, François Roçher, Debra Thompson and Linda White (eds). Essential Readings in Canadian Government and Politics. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications.


  • 2020. “Race, the Canadian Census, and Interactive Political Development.” Studies in American Political Development 34(1): 44-70.

  • 2019. “Democratic Hauntings: Michael Hanchard’s The Spectre of Race and the challenge of comparison.Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(8): 1313-20.

  • 2018. “American Political Development in the Era of Black Lives Matter.” Politics, Groups, and Identities 6(1): 116-119 [with Chloe Thurston].

  • 2017. “An Exoneration of Black Rage.” South Atlantic Quarterly, Special Issue: After Ferguson, After Baltimore: The Challenge of Black Death and Black Life for Black Political Thought 116(3): 457-481.

  • 2015. “What Lies Beneath: Equality and the Making of Racial Classifications,” Social Philosophy and Policy, Special Issue: Equality and Public Policy 31(2): 114-136.

  • 2013. “Through, Against, and Beyond the Racial State: The Transnational Stratum of Race,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 26(1): 133-151.

  • 2012. “Making (Mixed-)Race: Census Politics and the Emergence of Multiracial Multiculturalism in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 35(8): 1409-1426.

  • 2011. “A Focusing Tragedy: Public Policy and the Establishment of Afrocentric Education in Toronto.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 44(4): 807-828 [with Jennifer Wallner].

  • 2010. “The Politics of the Census: Lessons from Abroad.” Canadian Public Policy 36(3): 377-382.

  • 2009. “Racial Ideas and Gendered Intimacies: the Regulation of Interracial Relationships in North America.” Social and Legal Studies 18(3): 353-371.

  • 2008. “Is Race Political?” Canadian Journal of Political Science 41(3): 525-547.

    • Winner of the John McMenemy Prize (2008) for the best article published in the CJPS.


  • 2020. “The Intersectional Politics of Black Lives Matter,” in Turbulent Times, Transformational Possibilities? Gender Politics Today and Tomorrow, eds Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Fiona MacDonald. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

  • Forthcoming, 2020. “Wakanda Forever: Black Panther in Black Political Thought,” in The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction, eds. Judith Grant and Sean Parson. Lexington Press.

  • 2016. “The Puzzling Persistence of Racial Inequality in Canada,” in The Double Bind: The Politics of Racial and Class Inequalities in the Americas, eds. Juliet Hooker and Alvin B. Tillery. Report of the APSA Presidential Task Force on Racial Inequalities in the Americas. APSA: Washington D.C. 101-122. [with Keith Banting]

  • 2015. “The Ethnic Question: Census Politics in Great Britain,” in Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics, eds. Patrick Simon, Victor Piché and Amélie A. Gagnon. IMISCOE Research Series, Springer. 111-139.

  • 2015. “Through, Against, and Beyond the Racial State: The Transnational Stratum of Race,” in Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line, eds. Alex Anievas, Nivi Manchanda, and Robbie Shilliam. New York: Routledge Press.

  • 2014. “The Comparative Study of Race: Census Politics in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain,” in Comparing Canada: Methods and Perspectives on Canadian Politics, eds. M. Papillion, L. Turgeon, J. Wallner and S. White. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 73-94.

  • 2013. “Making (Mixed-)Race: Census Politics and the Emergence of Multiracial Multiculturalism in the United States, Great Britain and Canada,” in Accounting for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, eds. Patrick Simon and Victor Piché. New York: Routledge Press. 53-72.