Whiteness and the Ethnographical Power of Popular Culture: a Review of Heroes, Villains and the Muslim Exception

For Krayem, the ‘failure’ of the film and television programs she examines ‘lies not always in an inability to present refreshing new characters on…
ACRASWA AGM invitatioon

Come to the ACRAWSA AGM

All are invited to our Annual General Meeting, ‘What ACRAWSA Do You Want?’, an opportunity to yarn with us about what you’d like to…

Introduction: The ‘Marketplace of ideas’ has only one idea

An introduction to this ACRAWSA Blog Symposium on the ‘Ramsay Centre for Western Civilization’ and the attack on Indigenous and critical race studies in…
Decolonize

What Counts as Expertise? The Marginalisation of Race and Gender Scholarship

The attacks on members of the teaching staff at the University of Sydney by the right-wing tabloid, The Daily Telegraph on 8 August 2018,…

The Hidden and Excess of Anzac Day

When living in a multiracial settler colony, any celebration of war is, to say the least, problematic. Yet, each and every year, every member…

Call for Contributors to the ACRAWSA Blog

Welcome to the brand new blog of the Australian Critical Race & Whiteness Studies Association. This space is designed to give voice to academics,…

ACRAWSA Statement on Invasion Day 2018

Guests in the Master’s House

Following the publication of Australian Continental Philosophy, we sought Bryan Mukandi’s permission to re-post his reflections on the 2017 ASCP conference in Hobart. Our…
An Aboriginal flag is hanging outside the Lakemba Mosque, brought by activists in solidarity with Muslim people. All thanks to Nessa Turnbull-Roberts for use of the picture.

For Muslim People

I cannot understand how some in this vast and overprotective country, which has had a forced hand in the real destruction of life in…
ACRAWSA agm blog report

ACRAWSA Blog Editor’s Report

Read ACRAWSA Blog editor, Maria Elena Indelicato’s report to the annual general meeting. ACRAWSA has always been the study association closest to my heart.…

ACRAWSA AGM President’s Report

On March 7 the Australian Critical Race & Whiteness Studies Association held its annual general meeting. Full minutes of the meeting will be posted…

New members elected to the ACRAWSA executive

ACRAWSA is delighted to announce that our Annual General Meeting voted four new members onto our executive committee. They are Nilmini Fernando and Oscar…

Stepping Back to Move Forward. Review of The Distribution of Settlement: Appropriation and Refusal in Australian Literature and Culture

Distribution of Settlement: Appropriation and Refusal in Australian Literature and Culture by Michael Griffiths tells part of the story, from the perspective of a…
Pastiche of the Last Supper. A man sits at the centre of a table surrounded by other people who are looking at him whole he speaks.

The Ramsay Insult

If one wishes to engage with Indigenous and other non-western knowledges in research, writing, and teaching, certainly in Australia, then one needs to divest…
Picture of a black woman whose mouth is covered by a white hand

‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ Navigating anti-racism, academia and advocacy as a person of colour today

Anti-racism is often dismissed as political correctness or identity politics. To speak out and act against racism is to attract accusations of ‘playing the…
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