Author: Alana Lentin

Race Critical and Decolonial Sociology Syllabus

Race Critical and decolonial sociology is premised on the idea that to understand politics in western modernity requires placing race and coloniality central to analyses. The course will therefore be grounded in political sociological, theoretical and historical sociological readings of race, racism, imperialism, colonialism, slavery, genocide,…


Race and Resistance Syllabus

This is a provisional syllabus for my undergraduate course at The New School, Spring 2017. Overview of substantive topics Part I: Roots ⊗    Situating race ⊗    What is race? ⊗    Race and experience ⊗    Race and state ⊗    Race and Europeanness ⊗    Race, settler colonialism, and…

Digital Antiracisms Website

Justine Humphry and I have launched a new website for our work on digital antiracisms. Please visit to stay abreast of events, publications and other initiatives including the recent visit tp Sydney of Jessie Daniels, author of White Lies and Cyber Racism. Save

Antiracism apps and the impact on race and embodiment

Race and embodiment in antiracism apps from Alana Lentin on Vimeo. I gave a talk at the 10th Somatechnics Conference – Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment – at Byron Bay, 1-3 December 2016 on the antiracism apps project I am co-researching with Justine Humphry. You can listen here.

11 mistakes

Flowers on the doormat Bell rung Footsteps on chill steps No one. ‘You didn’t thank me for the flowers’ The first mistake No. The first mistake was crouching down Craning to hear Whizzbangs Rattles spun Above heads Amid flags Waving in jubilant annihilation Above land not…

Is Islamophobia the Same as racism?

This Saturday, October 8th, I’ll be taking race and antiracism and the relationship between racism and Islamophobia with Yassir Morsi at the Lebanese Muslim Association. Save

Bringing Race Back in Racism in “Post-Racial” Times

I was delighted to be interviewed for the latest issue of the German Journal für kritische Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung by Juliane Karakayali. Claudia Garcia-Rojas (@ClaudiaStellar) was kind enough to create this quote from the interview which you can read here.   Save

Real Life, Mama

Work in Progress I didn’t know a baby could be a weapon And it took nearly 7 years to see what she represented When While idling on my phone I came across a mention Not of me (Though it could have been) Or so I felt…

How apps and other online tools are challenging racist attacks

Justine Humphry and I have just published an article at The Conversation on our research into antiracism apps. More details about this ongoing research can be found here. In the aftermath of Brexit in the UK and the success of Pauline Hanson in the Australian Senate…

Brexit demonstrates the Left’s failure on Race issues

Mohamad Tabbaa suggested to me that it would be a good idea to write something on the problems of the white left’s reaction to #Brexit and their failure to take seriously the racism on which the leave vote very much relied. We were particularly troubled by…