Disenchanted Diversity Workshop

5 February 2020

Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm, 5 February 2020
Venue: Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus, Level 6 Room 21
Register: registration is free but place are limited. Please register your interest with Alana Lentin (a.lentin@westernsydney.edu.au)


Diversity has long been criticized as obscuring material accounts of the colonially assembled nature of race as a technology of power. Against current open white supremacist politics, diversity acts post-postracially to universalise antagonisms, equating the dominant and the oppressed in an insidious ‘both-sidesism’. This one-day workshop interrogates the relationship between diversity and crisis. What has become of diversity as a policy mechanism at a time when multiculturalism has been declared dead? Is there anything that can be recuperated from the concept of diversity? Can it be infused with the radical potential necessary to challenge Eurocentrism, ‘white nationalism’, and capitalist heteropatriarchy. Or, do we need to jettison it in favour of other more encompassing aims?

Workshop Program