Steve Martinot has been a human rights activist for most of his life, as union organizer, community organizer, and anti-war organizer, including Latin America solidarity work. He has worked as a machinist and truck driver, and taught literature and cultural studies at the Univ. of Colorado and San Francisco State University. His latest book is "The Machinery of Whiteness," from Temple University Press. His two preceding books, also from Temple, are "The Rule of Racialization" and "Forms in the Abyss: a philosophical bridge between Sartre and Derrida." He lives in Berkeley, CA, leads seminars on the structures of racialization in the US, and is active in a neighborhood assembly and participatory budget movement.