Associate Professor Alana Lentin


Dr Alana Lentin with trees in the background.Dr Alana Lentin is Associate Professor in Cultural and Social Analysis at Western Sydney University. She works on the critical theorization of race, racism and antiracism. She is co-editor of the Rowman and Littlefield International book series, Challenging Migration Studies. Her latest books are Racism and Sociology (opens in a new window)(with Wulf D. Hund, 2014) and The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age (with Gavan Titley, 2011). Her articles have appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, European Journal of Social Theory, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, and Patterns of Prejudice. She is a contributor to The Guardian (opens in a new window), OpenDemocracy (opens in a new window) and Eurozine (opens in a new window).

Further information is available on Alana's website (opens in a new window).

Qualifications

Phd, 2002, European University Institute Florence

MSc, 1997, University of London

BA, 1994, Victoria University of Manchester

Honours and Awards

2005: Awarded the Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship

2004: Department of Political and Social Sciences nominee for the European University Institute Alumni Prize for the best comparative interdisciplinary doctoral thesis

2003: Awarded Marie Curie Individual Post-doctoral Fellowship

1998-2002: Doctoral grant, Irish Department of Education and the European University Institute

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Selected Publications

Books

Hund, WD & Lentin, A (eds) 2014, Racism and Sociology (opens in a new window), Lit Verlag, Switzerland. 

Lentin, A. 2012, 'Racism' (Audio Book), Bolinda.

Lentin, A & Titley, G 2011, The crises of multiculturalism: racism in a neoliberal age, Zed Books, London & New York.

Lentin, A 2011, Racism and ethnic discrimination (opens in a new window), Rosen, New York.

Lentin, A 2008, Racism: a beginner's guide, OneWorld Publications, Oxford. [published as audio book in 2012: Racism, Bolinda, Tullamarine]

Lentin, A & Titley, G (eds) 2008, The politics of diversity in Europe (opens in a new window), Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

Lentin, A & Lentin, R (eds) 2006, Race and state, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle.

Lentin, A 2004, Racism and anti-racism in Europe, Pluto Press, London.

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Book Chapters

Lentin, A & Titley, G 2014, 'More proof if proof were needed: spectacles of secular insistence, multicultural failure, and the contemporary laundering of racism', in R Braidotti et al. (eds), Postsecular publics: transformations of religion and the public sphere, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 132-151.

Lentin, A 2014, 'Postracial silences: the othering of race in Europe', in WD Hund & A Lentin (eds), Racism and Sociology, Lit Verlag, Switzerland, pp. 69-104.

Hund, WA & Lentin, A 2014, 'Editorial', in WD Hund & A Lentin (eds), Racism and Sociology, Lit Verlag, Switzerland, pp. 7-19.

Lentin, A 2011, 'Imagining the west, perceiving race: social sciences and political imagination', in C Bottici & B Challand (eds), The politics of imagination, Birkbeck Law Press, London, pp. 109-123.

Lentin, A 2010, 'Multiculturalism', in SM Caliendo & CD McIlwain (eds), Routledge companion to race & ethnicity, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 96-100.

Lentin, A 2009, 'Competing anti-racisms and the interpretation of racism in the post-multicultural era', in S Bolaria, SP Hier & D Lett (eds), Racism and justice: critical dialogue on the politics of identity, inequality and change  (opens in a new window), Fernwood, Halifax, pp. 189-206.

Lentin, A 2008, 'Racism, anti-racism and the western state', in G Delanty, P Jones & R Wodak (eds), Identity, belonging and migration, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, pp. 101-119.

Lentin, A 2008, 'More Benetton than barricades: the politics of diversity in Europe', in A Lentin & G Titley (eds), The politics of diversity in Europe (opens in a new window), Council of Europe, Strasbourg, pp. 9-28.

Lentin, A 2007, 'Anti-racism in Ireland', in L Connolly & N Hourigan (eds), Social movements and Ireland, Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 190-209.

Lentin, A 2006, 'Deauthenticating Fanon: self-organised anti-racism and the politics of experience', in A Lentin & R Lentin (eds), Race and state, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, pp. 53-69

Lentin, A & Lentin, R 2006, 'Introduction', in A Lentin & R Lentin (eds), Race and state, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, pp. 1-14.

Lentin, A 2005, 'Israel', in MJ Gibney & R Hansen (eds), Immigration and asylum: from 1900 to the present, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, pp. 325-330.

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Journal Articles

Lentin, A & Humphry, J 2016, 'Antiracism apps: framing understandings and approaches to antiracism education and intervention' (opens in a new window), Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1240824, pp. 1-15.

Lentin, A 2016, 'Eliminating race obscures its trace: theories of Race and Ethnicity symposium' (opens in a new window), Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 383-391.  

Lentin, A 2016, 'Racism in public or public racism: doing anti-racism in "post-racial" times' (opens in a new window),  Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 33-48. 

Lentin, A 2015, 'What does race do?', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 1401-1406.

Lentin, A 2014, 'Post-race, post politics: the paradoxical rise of culture after multiculturalism (opens in a new window)', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 1268-1285.

Lentin, A 2012, 'The crisis of "multiculturalism" in Europe: mediated minarets, intolerable subjects', European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 123-138.

Lentin, A 2011, 'What happens to anti-racism when we are post race?', Feminist Legal Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 159-168.

Lentin, A 2008, 'Europe and the silence about race', European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 487-503.

Lentin, A 2008, 'After anti-racism?', European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 311-331.

Lentin, A 2005, 'Replacing "race": historicising the "culture" in multiculturalism', Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 379-396.

Lentin, A 2004, 'Racial states, anti-racist responses: picking holes in "culture" and "human rights"', European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 427-443.

Lentin, A 2001, '"Race" and western culture', European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 519-525.

Lentin, A 2001, '"Race", racism, anti-racism: challenging contemporary classifications', Social Identities, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 91-106. 

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Videos

Alana Lentin presents a lecture on 'Race, Post-Race' at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin (double click for full screen).