Author: Alana Lentin

Introducing Understanding Race

Understanding Race is a new Masters of Research Spring Semester Unit taught by Associate Professor Alana Lentin at Western Sydney University. The Unit runs every Monday 12-3 pm at Parramatta South Campus beginning on July 30, 2018. What is race? What is racism? How are they…

‘Wrong to be White’?

I was invited to speak about ‘not racism’ and the irredeemable nature of whiteness on the ABC Radio National show, The Minefield. You can listen to the podcast here.

You are enough

You are enough When your throat closes And even breath is A trapped spider Running back and forth From glass wall to glass wall.

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…