Monthly Archives: May 2016

A podcast on racism

My Norwegian publisher Universitetsforlaget has recently published this podcast, based on a recent interview I had with Ragnhild Aslaksen about my very short introduction to racism, co-authored with Senior Researcher Cora Alexa Døving at the HL-Centre in Oslo, ‘Hva er rasisme?’ ['What is racism?'], Universitetsforlaget 2015. The podcast is in Norwegian, and available from Universitetsforlaget […]

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A Note On The Visual Cultures of Racism

Racist speech does not function as an invitation to conversation. It does not offer reasons or arguments with which its audience can engage; and the visceral hostility it expresses effectively forecloses, rather than opens, the opportunity for further discussion. Caroline West, ‘Words That Silence? Freedom of expression and racist hate speech’, 2012. “We express ourselves […]

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Vårt Land

Interview with the Norwegian daily newspaper Vårt Land published on May 24 2016 about Muslims praying publicly, and possible reasons why some (not all) Norwegians seem to find this so provocative.

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University of Bergen/CMI Speaking Engagement

Will be discussing my 2014 monograph Anders Breivik and The Rise of Islamophobia (London and New York: Zed Books) with Prof Christine M. Jacobsen from the University of Bergen at an event co-hosted by the Bergen Resource Centre For International Development, the University of Bergen and the Chr. Michelsen’s Institute (CMI) at the Bergen Resource Centre at […]

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The Maihaugen Conference 2016

Very grateful to have had a chance to address some six hundred professionals working in the field of integration and resettlement from across Norway about my work on racism at the 2016 Maihaugen Conference at Maihaugen, Lillehammer on May 11 2016. 

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Vårt Land

An interview with the Norwegian newspaper Vårt Land, published on May 20 2016, in which I in response to Norwegian pop sociologist and comedian Harald Eia’s rehashing of the by now widely discredited modernisation theory in an op-ed for NRK Ytring on May 9 2016 outline what we know about ‘falling off’ from Muslim faith […]

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Aftenposten

An op-ed of mine published on May 3 2016 in the Norwegian liberal-conservative newspaper Aftenposten concerning Progress Party Minister of Immigration and Integration Mrs Sylvi Listhaug’s faulty understanding of Norwegian and international laws on hate speech, and the principles it requires to uphold laws anchored in notions of equality of rights and obligations in a liberal and […]

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