This week, we were honoured to have a guest lecture from Dr Chris Lemoh. Dr Lemoh focused on the impacts of Covid-19 on health justice. We also focused on vaccine apartheid, particularly in tutorial activities The talk was structured around three questions: What has COVID-19 revealed to us about the…
Welcome back to Understanding Race. This year I have not made many changes to the syllabus so if you did not get a chance to participate last year, this is an opportunity to access similar content. However, there are some updates including tow new weeks: one on ‘race as technology’…
TikTok might seem a million kilometres away from the world of social theory. But in this lecture, I use this example as a way to address the question, what is the relationship between social structure and culture? Download the Hand-Out References and Further Reading Back, Les, ed. 2012. Cultural Sociology: An Introduction.…
This is a provisional syllabus for my undergraduate course at The New School, Spring 2017.
Overview of substantive topics
Part I: Roots
⊗ Situating race
⊗ What is race?
⊗ Race and experience
⊗ Race and state
⊗ Race and Europeanness
⊗ Race, settler colonialism, and Indigenous resistance
⊗ Race, gender and sexuality
Part II: Continuities
⊗ Race, criminalisation and incarceration
⊗ The return of antisemitism?
⊗ Islamophobia, securitisation and ‘the war on terror’
⊗ Borders and migrations
Part III: Urgencies
⊗ Are we postrace yet?
⊗ Re-emerging fascisms
⊗ Race, digital technologies and social media.
An interesting aid for teaching the problems of racelesness, post-racialism and colour-blindness to students. I will be using this in my first lecture for undergraduates who will doubtless be asking whether racism isn’t a thing of the past with the election of Obama. Although this is clearly a bigger issue…
The first teaching day of my Erasmus Visit to the Transdisciplinary Gender Studies Institute at the Humboldt University in Berlin got off to a good start yesterday. The first session was held at Bebel Platz, opposite the main building of the University on the famous Unter den Linden. We met the students and picked up a megaphone and went to the Platz where we settled on the steps of the Church. Amused tourists passed by, literally walking over the students to get into the church. The point of all this?