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Category: Why Race Still Matters

In Conversation at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre

I was delighted to gave been invited by Luke De Noronha to chat with Gargi Bhattacharyya about matters of race online at the UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation. We focused on their approach to racial capitalism in their book Rethinking racial Capitalism which…

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Reflecting on Why Race Still Matters 1 year on with Surviving Society

Everyone knows how much I love the Surviving Society podcast with Chantelle Lewis and Tissot Regis, produced by George Ofori-Addo. So I was absolutely delighted to be invited back to talk about my feelings about my book more or less 1 year after its publication, a year of crisis and…

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Sydney Review of Books

Andrew Brooks has reviewed Why Race Still Matters for the Sydney Review of Books. I am very grateful for the care he took to relate to the book through a wide engagement with the politics of race in colonial Australia and what it means for his own activism and teaching.…

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

UPDATE: You can now watch a recording of this event here 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…

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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 of analyses, pulling from…

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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. She covers a great…

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Courageous Conversations

I was honoured to be invited to participate in the Courageous Conversations series of talks organised by Professor Malinda Smith. The talk addressed the argument in the second chapter of my book on how those who set themselves up as ‘contarian academics’ make the definition of racism the linchpin of…

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Alana Lentin