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Race in Society

I am delighted to be working with Dr Zuleyka Zevallos on a new project – a web series of conversations about race and racism in Australia from a sociological perspective. Our first season deals with the theme of ‘Race and Covid’ can can be found on our YouTube channel. The idea behind Race in Society came about when Zuleyka and I began to discuss the need for critical interventions into the precise ways in which race as a technology of power, grounded in over two centuries of colonial-racial rule over Indigenous lands, operates today.

Zuleyka does important work in the applied sociology of race on her blog The Other Sociologist. Head over there to read more about our series in this post.

Here is our the first video we produced which outlines the rationale for our series, as the ways in which we define race and racism.

Subsequent episodes with a really impressive line-up of speakers will be posted on your channel every two weeks. The next episode features Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Jill Gallagher of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, and Dr Debbie Bargallie.

Alana Lentin