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Open Letter: the threat of academic authoritarianism – international solidarity with antiracist academics in France

In response to attacks on academic freedom against French educators working on race and decolonial issues, I drafted an open letter along with my friend and colleague Gavan Titley, and with the help of Professor Philippe Marliere, signed by over 500 people, and published in Open Democracy. A French version,…

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Improving racial literacy: what will it take?

Debbie Bargallie and myself wrote an article for Croakey magazine on the need for racial literacy in Australian schools. Against the backdrop of a relentless pandemic and Black protest around the Global North, racial literacy is urgent. Bestseller lists and bookshop display tables are stacked high with volumes promising answers…

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Surviving Society

I was interviewed about my book, Why Race Still Matters, for my favourite podcast Surviving Society, by the brilliant Chantelle Lewis and Tissot Regis. You can listen to the interview here. Also, make sure you support these amazing scholars by subscribing or sponsoring them on Patreon. Surviving Society · E089…

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Racisme et antiracisme en France | GEOPOLITIX

I was invited to participate in a televised conversation on Racism and Antiracism by Afaf Belhouchet, the host of a programmed titled Geopolitix on Algeria channel Canal Algerie. My fellow panellists were Françoise Vergès, Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, and Brahim Oumansour. It was great honour for me to be able to share some…

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Yeah Nah Pasaran interview

I was delighted to be interviewed by Andy Fleming and Cam Smith of the Yeah Nah Pasaran podcast on Naarm (Melbourne)-based Community radio 3CR. The interview covered my new book, Why Race Still Matters. We also touched on the recent furore in the securitisation studies branch of international relations regarding a response by…

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Coronavirus is the ultimate demonstration of the real-world impact of racism

I have published an article in The Guardian in which I discuss the ways in which the media’s treatment of racism as a topic for debate has allowed eugenics in through the back door as just another talking point on the ‘marketplace of ideas’. Unfortunately, the article contains a mistake.…

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