Author: Alana Lentin

Race, class, gender and the ‘white left’

I was invited by Luqman Onikosi at Sussex University to address Black History Month, an event I used to enjoy immensely during my time there. I highlight for me was chairing the Black Panther speaking tour back in 2008. Luqman asked me to speak on the…

Racism, Western Sydney & Responses

I was delighted to be asked to participate in the panel on Racism, Western Sydney & Responses organised as part of Diversity Fest at Western Sydney University in September. The panel asked the hard questions about race, visibility, the white left, the curriculum. As Linda Martin…

Postracial Silences

On September 17, I gave a talk at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Postracial Silences. In it I explored the themes I have taken up in four recent papers on the occlusion of race in mainstream sociology and the foreclosure of…

Antisionisme et philosémitisme d’État

My talk on antisemitism and philosemitism has been translated into French by Grégory Bekhtari for the French journal, Contretemps. L’article récent d’Houria Bouteldja du Parti des indigènes de la république, « Racisme(s) et philosémitisme d’État », tentait d’éclairer le récit national autour de l’antisémitisme à travers le soutien…

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

I’ll be on the panel discussing the documentary Evaporating Borders at the Melbourne Human Rights Arts and Film Festival on Monday May 11. I’ll be speaking alongside Angela Mitropoulos. Evaporating Borders is directed by Iva Radivojevic and is set in Cyprus. Cyprus is one of the…

What Does Race Do?

A new article by me has appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies as part of a Symposium in response to an article by the British sociologist of ‘race relations’, Michael Banton. My article argues that we should understand race in terms of what it does instead…

‘Je Suis Pas Charlie’: Talk at the CUNY Graduate Center

On April 23 I was invited to talk at the City University of New York Graduate Center by the European Union Studies Center, the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, the Committee for the Study of Religion, Political Science, and Sociology and Just Publics. Here are…

Being Creative/Resisting Islamophobia

The Sydney Seminar for Culture and Society on creative responses to Islamophobia, a conversation between myself, race critical scholar, Yassir Morsi, novelist and researcher, Randa Abdel-Fattah and visual artist, Abdul Abdullah will be broadcast on the ABC Radio National Big Ideas show on April 8 at…