Race and Myth-making
Black-E Theatre
10:30AM – 12PM

“Race is a technology of power" is a common refrain on the left - but how many of us understand what it means in practice? This discussion will explore what racialisation is doing in contemporary Britain, how and why it continues to adapt and the role of nationalist mythmaking in an era of economic decline.


Sita Balani is a writer and academic. Her first book "Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race" is out with Verso Books.

Valluvan joined Warwick Sociology in 2018, having previously worked at the University of Manchester. Drawing upon postcolonial, cultural studies, and Marxist traditions, he has written widely on debates as pertaining to racism, nationalism, multiculture and cosmopolitanism.

Lisa Tilley teaches political ecology at SOAS, University of London, she also contributes widely to public education projects.

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