Back to the Future? Racism after Brexit (Katy Sian)

Date(s) - 05/12/2016
17:00 - 18:00

CLM 4.02 (Clement House), LSE

KAtWe are very pleased to announce the second event in our 2016/2017 Seminar Series on Ethnicity and Nationalism in Post-Brexit Britain, where we will be joined by Dr Katy Sian (Lecturer in Sociology, University of York).

About the event:

Post-Brexit there have been a number of reports documenting a sharp rise in racial hate attacks against ethnically marked communities in Britain. The increase in hostility towards racial bodies has produced a reading that suggests racism has come back into public spaces and discourse. This paper will demonstrate the way in which racism never left Britain, rather historically, culturally and politically, racism has been a central defining feature of the British state. That is, while Brexit heightened the conditions for racism to flourish, it did not create them. The paper will argue that the idea that Britain is experiencing the return of racism is suggestive of a post-racial fantasy.

This event will take place at 1800 on Monday 5 December in CLM 4.02 (Clement House), London School of Economics. A map of the venue can be found here.

This is a free public event. However, we ask that you please confirm your attendance by emailing the Seminar Series Chair, Iro Konstantinou, at