New Book: Why Race Still Matters

My latest book, Why Race Still Matters (Polity 2020) was published in the UK on April 24 2020. Click here to buy For updates about readings, interviews and related online events please check my Twitter and my new account @alanalentinwriter on Instagram ‘Why are you making…

Surviving Society

I was interviewed about my book, Why Race Still Matters, for my favourite podcast Surviving Society, by the brilliant Chantelle Lewis and Tissot Regis. You can listen to the interview here. Also, make sure you support these amazing scholars by subscribing or sponsoring them on Patreon.…

Racisme et antiracisme en France | GEOPOLITIX

I was invited to participate in a televised conversation on Racism and Antiracism by Afaf Belhouchet, the host of a programmed titled Geopolitix on Algeria channel Canal Algerie. My fellow panellists were Françoise Vergès, Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, and Brahim Oumansour. It was great honour for me to be…

The weaponized anxieties of the racially illiterate

I was invited by Max Haiven to speak to him and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou on the podcast they host, The Order of Unmanageable Risks, an occasional research podcast about the crisis of anxiety in our society today and its links to the system of capitalism presented by the Common Anxieties Research Project.…

Belongg book club

Belongg Author Talk

The Delhi-based Belongg book club invited me to read from and talk about my book on May 20. The online event was hosted by Manjari Sahay and there was an opportunity for participants in the webinar to pose questions. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here is the video…

Yeah Nah Pasaran interview

I was delighted to be interviewed by Andy Fleming and Cam Smith of the Yeah Nah Pasaran podcast on Naarm (Melbourne)-based Community radio 3CR. The interview covered my new book, Why Race Still Matters. We also touched on the recent furore in the securitisation studies branch of international relations…

Chapter 3: Making it About Race

This reading from Chapter 3 of ‘Why Race Still Matters’ recalls the 2018 ‘Lefty Boot Camp’ sketch from Australian satirical news show, Tonightly, in which antiracists are admonished for the failures of ‘the left’. I argue that a lack of interest in the actual history of…