It’s been such a long time since I last blogged. Over the last few months I have been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin during which time I co-wrote a book, The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a neoliberal age with Gavan Titley. Pending readers’ reviews which we are waiting for at the end of November, the book will be out on June 9 2011.
During my time in Berlin, we organised a workshop at the ICI on the book’s theme and were delighted to have Guardian journalist Gary Younge join us. The whole workshop is available to watch online.
Since returning to Brighton, I have been back teaching at the University which is facing an onslaught from the government’s draconian spending cuts, of which more in another post soon. On Wednesday, November 10, join us in a demonstration of staff and students against the cuts in London.
I have also chaired a lecture by Ilan Pappe and Ben White on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in which Pappe categorically assessed the situation as an anticolonial struggle against an occupying power, and not an even-sided process of negotiation as those who still believe in the ‘peace process’ would like to believe.
Next week, on November 16 I will be giving a talk on race, neoliberalism and the crisis of multiculturalism at the University of Coimbra, Portugal of which more when I return.
Upcoming, I am participating in a conference on Democratization and Cultural Diversity at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Chennai (December 13-15) and in a Conference on Pluralisme et radicalisations : regards croisés sur les expériences canadiennes et françaises at the University of Montreal (Janary 7-8). I am super excited about all of these. Please check back for recordings of these events.
Ciao for now and more soon.