The Power to Undo

W.E.B Du Bois’ famous question, ‘How Does it Feel to be a Problem?’ has long underpinned explorations of race as a lived experience. A similar question drives Frantz Fanon querying in Black Skin, White Masks. The answer given by Du Bois sheds light on the fact that…

Understanding Race 2019 Syllabus

You can You can download the syllabus for Understanding Race 2019 here.. Readings are contained in the folder and check back here for blogposts

Unlearn racism

Racism and the Media

I spoke to Reema Rattan at Radio 3CR about racism and the media, with a particular focus on my article, ‘Racism in Public or Public Racism‘. You can listen to the podcast here.

Understanding Race 2019

Last year, the course I run at Western Sydney University as part of the Masters of Research degree, ‘Understanding Race’, was well received among a wide range of people because I posted the readings and the blogposts I wrote weekly online. This year, I am running it again…

Slam at the Sydney Film Festival

Slam, the latest movie by my partner, writer-director Partho Sen-Gupta, is playing at the Sydney Film Festival on June 15 & 16 2019. Described by Rough Cut as, ‘upend[ing] the anodyne images that dominate Australian cinema’ and named in Dirty Movies top ten films of 2018,…

What’s going on with white supremacy?

I chatted to the excellent people at Radio 3CR Tuesday Breakfast on April 30 about the rise of white supremacism in Australia and elsewhere following the antisemitic, white supremacist attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego which resulted in one death on April 27.…

A white brick wall

White supremacy, white innocence and inequality in Australia

I gave this talk a year ago, just after so-called ‘Harmony Day’. Thinking about white supremacy and white crisis’today so I thought I’d post it here in case of it’s of any use. My 8-year old daughter was getting ready for ‘Harmony Day’ the other day,…

A photograph of the March for Dignity in Paris. Marchers are holding up a placard that reads 'Justice and Dignity' and 'Stop Police Violence'

Charlie Hebdo: White Context and Black Analytics

I’m delighted that my article on the event of Charlie Hebdo and the negation of Black, Arab and Muslim activism advanced by those called upon to flesh out the ‘French context’ behind the attacks has been published in Public Culture. The call for a parsing of…

Radio 3CR Tuesday Breakfast Summer Skool

I was thrilled to be invited to speak about race and identity as part of the Radio 3CR Tuesday Breakfast Summer Skool currently taking place. I was given an easy job due to the wonderful questions put to me by Lauren Bull and Ayaan Shirwa. You can listen…