"Hooker's emphasis on noncanonical works and hemispheric dimensions enriches the already extensive scholarship on these four men, providing a creative contribution to critical race studies and decolonial political philosophy." - Nancy P. Appelbaum, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Latin American Research Review
"Juliet Hooker's Theorizing Race in the Americas is a refreshing intervention in Black, American, and Latin American political thought that transforms these fields through an original hemispheric juxtaposition. We are indebted to Hooker's powerful intervention." - Ines Valdez, Contemporary Political Theory
"Theorizing Race in the Americas is more than a groundbreaking guide about how to recognize the intersection of race, gender, and geography when we see it - be in Latin American and African American thought or across national boundaries throughout the Americas. Hooker's work is equally significant because it shows how and why we need to examine the complex, progressive, and not so-progressive politics that often arises at these intersections." - Keisha Lindsay, Contemporary Political Theory
"Theorizing Race in the Americas is a bold innovation in thinking across lines of discourse, method, region, and nation in order to engage in what could be called 'hemispheric' thinking." - James Martel, Contemporary Political Theory
"The scholarship of Juliet Hooker compellingly challenges narrow conventions and beckons us to think beyond existing boundaries of knowledge. Hooker belongs to a short list of pioneering contemporary intellectuals exploring the meanings of race and their implications for the private sphere, civil and political society, identity and difference, citizens and foreigners, slavery, fugitivity, freedom, rights, sociality, solidarity, and democracy. The age of Trump in the United States and Bolsonaro in Brazil, coupled with retrenchments, realignments, and transformations in polities, their leadership, and their inhabitants' ways of life across the Americas, highlight the continuing rather than declining significance of race. We would be wise to take heed of the content in Hooker's valuable text." - Neil Roberts, Contemporary Political Theory
""Theorizing Race in the Americas insightfully highlights how the role of the West and global white supremacy has created linkages between two previously disconnected geographical spaces of study, thus centering comparative racial politics in the field of political science."—Danielle Pilar Clealand, Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics"
""[Juilet Hooker] unearths alternative texts and reads even these against the grain. And hers, too, is a sharp curatorial eye, rigorously contextual and historical but with a laser-focus on the task at hand. She rejects no thinker out-of-hand and claims to discover no pristine theoretical vehicle, plumbing each instead for whatever unanticipated moments of epistemological and political resistance they offer."—George Ciccariello-Maher, Political Theory"
""A tightly written and rich work in political thought that adds great depth to understanding racial theory in the Americas."-Saladin Ambar, American Political Thought"
""The book makes both a substantive and methodological contribution to the field of comparative political theory, where relatively little attention has been paid to African-American and Latin American political thought."—Katherine A. Gordy, Inter-American Journal of Philosophy"
""Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos is an outstanding scholarly work within contemporary political philosophy. While the book itself offers a compelling set of analyses regarding race, national and pan-national identities, and democratic theory, it is Hooker's scope, methodological innovativeness, and theoretical complexity that make the work exceptional."—Andrea J. Pitts, Critical Philosophy of Race"
""Theorizing Race in the Americas is an original and groundbreaking achievement... I would not be surprised if the book becomes in the next few years a central reference for scholars interested in investigating the various conceptions of race across the Americas." -Sergio Armando Gallegos-Ordorica, Radical Philosophy Review"
""Theorizing Race in the Americas is undoubtedly a unique and impactful contribution to the study of race. Hookerâs methodology for reading race in broader hemispheric context as well as her initiative to put Latin American and African American thinkers on the topic in conversation with each other is groundbreaking. Readers will find a rich analysis of ideas seldom appreciated in their conceptual depth and breadth and the book reminds readers that we must continue to be more thorough and historically attuned theoÂrists as we expand, deepen, and stretch our conceptualizations of race." —Stephanie Rivera Berruz, Radical Philosophy Review"
""Hooker's Theorizing Race in the Americas makes a valuable contribuÂtion to both Latinx and Africana thinking and research on race. It offers a new and rigorous analysis of these four canonical figures. Additionally, Hooker introduces a compelling methodological approach-juxtaposition, rather than comparison-that suggests opportunities for further cross-disciplinary work."—Amir Jaima, Radical Philosophy Review"
""Apart from..the considerable merits of political insight and intelligence displayed in its composition, [Theorizing Race in the America] is particularly valuable for the theoretical originality and ingenuity of its conception."- Charles W. Mills, Perspectives on Politics"