John Solomos is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the University of Warwick. He has held Professorial positions at the University of Southampton, London South Bank University, and City University London. At an earlier stage in his career he worked at Aston University, University of Warwick, and Birkbeck College. He has served on the Strategic Research Board of the ESRC, and was a member of the RAE Panel in Social Policy in 2001 and the REF Sub-Panel in Sociology for the REF 2014.
He has researched and written widely on the history and contemporary forms of race and ethnic relations in Britain, theories of race and racism, the politics of race, equal opportunity policies, multiculturalism and social policy, race and football, and racist movements and ideas.
His most recent books are Race, Multiculture and Social Policy (Palgrave Macmillan 2013, with Alice Bloch and Sarah Neal) and Transnational Families: Ethnicities, Identities and Social Capital (Routledge 2010 and 2011, co-author with Harry Goulbourne, Tracey Reynolds and Elisabetta Zontini). He has also edited Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations: Contemporary Debates and Perspectives (Cambridge University Press 2013, co-edited with Karim Murji), The Sage Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies (Sage 2010, co-editor with Patricia Hill Collins), Race and Ethnicity in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan 2010, co-editor with Alice Bloch) and Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader 2nd Edition (Routledge 2009, co-editor with Les Back).
He is joint-editor with Martin Bulmer of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, which is published 12 times a year by Routledge.