Author: Alana Lentin

Why are anticolonial academics being accused of antisemitism?

An article I wrote for the left Jewish publication, Vashti Media looking at the accusations of antisemitism against major anticolonial thinkers, Houria Bouteldja and Achille Mbembe. I conclude, For white Jews, such as myself, we must also recognise the ways in which we benefit from racial…

Why Race Still Matters reviewed in Sociology

Why Race Still Matters has been reviewed in a review essay by Chinelo L. Njaka, titled ‘Race and Racism(s): Current Debates in Global and UK Theorisation and Empiricism’ in the journal Sociology. Njaka writes, The most prominent strength of Why Race Still Matters is the breadth and depth…

RACE.ED event series – ‘Antisemitism and the proxification of antiracism’- 17 February 2021

I will be speaking online about ‘Antisemitism and the Proxification of Antiracism’, the subject of the 4th chapter of Why Race Still Matters to the University of Edinburgh Race.Ed seminar series on February 17. The political utility of antisemitism today is not to illuminate the operations…

Why Race Still Matters book review in The Sociological Review

I was delighted to receive this insightful book review by Siobhan O’Neill in The Sociological Review. O’Neill writes, In Why Race Still Matters Lentin offers a wide-ranging, powerful and timely account of what race is, what is does, and why it still matters in our supposedly ‘post-racial’ times.…