Dr A. LentinI am a political sociologist and social theorist. I work on the critical theorisation of race, racism and anti-racism and have done extensive research into the contemporary politics of (im)migration and collective action for migrants’ rights and the politics of multiculturalism.


I am an Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Analysis at Western Sydney University. Before that I was at the Department of Sociology at the University of Sussex, UK for six years.

Current research:

Currently, I am working on a new book project, Racism and Antiracism in the Digital Media Era (with Gavan Titley). The research is being supported by a grant from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney and an application for further funding has been submitted to the UWS International Research Initiatives Scheme with support from the Digital Media Research Stream led by Professor Ned Rossiter, the Young and Well CRC, and the Writing and Society Research Centre. For more, visit the research page

Latest research:

My latest research with Gavan Titley, conducted during a visiting fellowship at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, looked at the purported crisis of multiculturalism as the contemporary articulation of racism in a neoliberal age. Our book, The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age (with a preface by Gary Younge), was published by Zed Books in 2011 since when it has sold 1700 copies and been favourably reviewed in journals including Global Media and Communications, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Social Identities. Visit www.multiculturecrisis.com for more details.

A special issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies on Multiculturalism, edited by Gavan Titley and I, gathering articles by Les Back, Arun Kundnani, Peter Hervik, Ronit Lentin and others was published in April 2012.

My first book published in 2004 is entitled Racism and Anti-Racism in Europe (Pluto Press, 2004). I have also co-edited Race and State with Ronit Lentin (Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2006), the paperback edition of which was published in September 2008.

In 2008, I published an accessible insight into my approach to racism, Racism, (OneWorld). A US version of this book, Racism and Ethnic Discrimination was published by Rosen in 2011.  The book was also turned into an audiobook, read by Rodney Gardiner (Bolinda, 2012).

The Politics of Diversity in Europe, co-edited with Gavan Titley of the National University of Ireland, is published by the Council of Europe in 2008.

In addition, I publish regularly in Ethnic and Racial Studies, the European Journal Social Theory, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, and Patterns of Prejudice among other journals. I am also a regular contributor to The Guardian, OpenDemocracy, and Eurozine.

I undertake peer review for Stanford University Press, Routledge, Sage, Pearson, Theory, Culture and Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Cambridge Review of International Affairs, among others.

I am an editorial board member of the European Journal of Social Theory.

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  • Arlene Perly Rae

    September 2, 2016

    Hi, my grandmother’s maiden name was Mira Lantin. She was born in Zidikai, Lithuania in 1901, married my grandfather there and (fortunately) emigrated to Canada before the war. We may well be distant cousins. My husband, Bob Rae, and I visited Zidikai in 1989. I have photos and a map of the town as it was before WW11 (sent to us as drawn by a former postmistress we interviewed on our visi. She remembered the layout). I would very much like to see your late father’s film, Grandfather, Speak to me in Russian. Please contact me by email if you are interested in following up. Thank you. Arlene Perly Rae. (arleneperlyrae@yahoo.com).
    P.S. Your work sounds fascinating!

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