Annual Fuller Lecture: Professor Nasar Meer

Crisis Ordinariness and Racial Justice

  • Thu 28 Apr 22

    16:30 - 18:00

  • Online

    Register via Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Professor Nasar Meer

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Annual Fuller Lecture

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Shaul Bar-Haim

Join the Department of Sociology for the Annual Fuller Lecture, with guest speaker Professor Nasar Meer.

The Sociology Department is very pleased to welcome Professor Nasar Meer, as our guest speaker this year. He will deliver his talk online, but you can also join members of the Department to watch it live in the Lecture Theatre Building (LTB3).

Nasar Meer is Professor of Sociology and Director of RACE.ED at the University of Edinburgh.

This webinar explores how societies adapt to a form of ‘crisis ordinariness’ (Berlant 2011) in which the regularity of racial injustice prevails without the need for choreographed and pre-meditated racist intentionality. Underwritten by a ‘racial contract’ (Mills 1997), and propelled by racial mechanics in seemingly disparate and ancillary social spheres (Meer 2022), the work for a better future nonetheless endures. The argument advanced here is that systems, identities and societies bear the imprints of older racial injustices that are not merely restated but re-articulated in ways that may be novel, and yet share common properties with how other racial projects have been curated and sustained. Seeing racial injustice as systemic, therefore, better allows us to grasp the nature of the challenge we face.

This online webinar is part of an open seminar series, hosted by the Department of Sociology, to find out more visit the Department of Sociology and follow us on Facebook.

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