Author: Alana Lentin

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…

Excerpts on French anti-racism

Given recent concerns with racism in France following the Charlie Hebdo attacks on January 2015, I revisited some of the segments on anti-racism in France from my 2004 book, Racism and Anti-racism in Europe. The contemporary analyses of French approaches to race would have done well…

On State Racism and Philosemitism by Houria Boutledja

This is one of the singularly most important pieces I have read about racism in recent times. I will shortly post a longer commentary. However, suffice it to say that Houria Boutledja of Les Indigenes de la Republique, in this intervention made recently in Oslo, blows…

Sunrise by Partho Sen-Gupta Bound for Tribeca

I am happy to present the trailer for Sunrise, the beautiful film by my partner, the Indian director Partho Sen-Gupta. The film premiered at the Busan International Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, Dharamshala Film Festival, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights and has…