Why Race Still Matters endorsed by decolonial activist, Houria Bouteldja

Houria Bouteldja, the spokesperson for the Parti des indigenes de la Republique, whose work has long been influential for me, and whose texts on the political instrumentalisation of antisemitism in France inform my thinking in Chapter 4 of Why Race Still Matters, wrote an endorsement of the book:…

Podcast: Indigeneity, Colonialism and Institutional Racism

I was delighted to be asked by the Surviving Society Podcast to present an episode for their Spotlight Series. I asked the brilliant Dr Debbie Bargallie to have a chat about her work on institutional, racism in the Australian Public Service – out soon with Aboriginal Studies Press as Unmasking…

Beyond culture vs. structure: The networks, habits and resistances of our digital times

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.…

Decolonial Thought: A lecture for the Institute for Culture and Society Key Thinkers & Concepts series

I was kindly invited by the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University to give a talk on postcolonial and decolonial thought for its Key Thinkers & Concepts series. I have posted in the slides and notes here. 1. I wish to acknowledgement the Darug people,…

Colonial Possession, Postcolonialism and Whiteness Studies

This week in Understanding Race, we are continuing our conversation of race, coloniality and property which began last week with a primary focus on the work of Cheryl Harris, in her seminal essay Whiteness as Property, and Patrick Wolfe’s discussion of the formation of race in…