I was absolutely delighted to have been asked by Novara Media Senior Editor Ash Sarkar to be interviewed for the site. The conversation was thoroughly enjoyable and I learnt so much from it, as I continue to do from Ash’s work.
For the Novara Media week-long Women’s Strike focus, I knew there was only one person I wanted to interview: Alana Lentin. Currently Hans Speier Visiting Professor of Sociology at the New School in New York, her work theorising race, migration and multiculturalism has been formative in the development of my own politics. Her publications include Racism and Anti-Racism in Europe (2004), Racism and Ethnic Discrimination (2011), and The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age (2011), co-authored with Gavan Titley. She edited the 2014 volume Racism and Sociology. What was intended to be a short interview on racialised exclusions from femininity turned into a wide ranging and breakneck conversation on strategies for unsettling the existing social order.