CAVE Symposium at MacQuarie University

I was delighted to have been invited to speak on ‘Race as Relational and Relatable’ at the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE) Symposium, ‘Replacing Race?’ on August 17 2017. The event was organized by philosophers of race, Adam Hochman and Albert…

On Class and Identity Politics

I was asked by Inference Review to write a response to an article by the German Marxist economist, Wolfgang Streeck, ‘Trump and the Trumpists‘. I thank Inference for the opportunity to write this response which I learnt a lot from. I am also very grateful that…

Colloquium on ‘Difference Diversity and Inclusion’

I was honoured to have been invited to participate in the Mellon Foundation Colloquium on ‘Difference Diversity and Inclusion’ in Haarlem, The Netherlands in June 2017. My talk, on race and relationality, looked at what I feel is the urgency of addressing dominant attempts to appropriate the definition of…

Not Racism: White crisis and the postracial denial of race

This is the audio of a talk I gave on June 23 at the conference, ‘Race-conscious and colorblind framings: converging and diverging trends in Europe and the Americas’, organized by the CERI and the INED at Sciences Po in Paris by Patrick Simon and Sarah Mazouz.…

Thank You!

So my time teaching at The New School has come to a close. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. This post is to thank some of the people who have made it so special and to recall some of the…

De-racing the Border

After a few weeks silence due to other commitments, I am returning with the eighth blog post in the series to attend to the themes of borders and mobilities. My comments respond to Reece Jones’s book, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move which in sum…

Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider, a response

This week we read Satnam Virdee’s Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider, a book which takes seriously the role of Irish Catholics, Jews, African and South Asian migrants in the British left from the 1700s to the 1980s. I have committed to writing shorter blogs in the interests of…

The Apparatus of Racism – comments on the racial-colonial

In March 2017, I was invited to participate in The Apparatus of Racism, a two-day symposium held at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt on the NSU Complex and the embeddedness of racism in the German state and its institutions, particularly the police. On the second…