Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om rasism

Critical Race Theory Reading Group

The Critical Race Group is a reading group where-in participants come together to discuss pre-read  texts on issues related to the topic of Race on a monthly basis. At each meeting one participant suggests  readings for the next session and we collectively discuss the texts, chiefly from critical perspectives. In addition to the reading group,

The Critical Race Group does and has undertaken other activities in the past. For instance, we hosted a departmental research seminar (Department for Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology), invited a guest lecturer publishing cutting-edge research on Race in Africa (Dr. Jemima Pierre) and had a roundtable discussion with a leading academic in the field of Race in Sweden (Dr. Ylva Habel).

For any further information on the Critical Race Group please contact Clementina Amankwaah at clementina.amankwaah@antro.uu.se

Previous Reading List

Loftsdottir, K and Jensen, K., 2012.  Introduction: Nordic Exceptionalism and the Nordic 'Others'. In: K. Loftsdóttir  and L. Jensen, eds. 2012. Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities. Routledge: London and New York.

Rastas, A., 2012. Reading History Through Finnish Exceptionalism. In: K. Loftsdóttir  and L. Jensen, eds. 2012. Whiteness and Postcolonialism in the Nordic Region: Exceptionalism, Migrant Others and National Identities. Routledge: London and New York.  Ch.6

Cheng, A. A., 2000. The Melancholy of Race. In: The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief. Oxford University Press: New York. Ch.1

Habel, Y., 2012. Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism? Teaching while Black. In: K. Freeman and E. Johnson, eds. 2012. Education in the Black Diaspora: Perspectives, Challenges and Prospects. Routledge: New York.

Jemima, Pierre. 2013. You are Rich Because You White. "Marking Race and Signifying Whiteness" In: The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Pred, A., 1997. Somebody Else, Somewhere Else: Racism, Racialised Spaces and the Popular Geographical Imagination in Sweden. Antipode. 29(4), pp. 383-416.


Gilroy, Paul. 2005. Introduction: On Living with Difference. In: Postcolonial Melancholia. New York: Columbia University Press.

Eng, D. L. and Han, S., 2000. A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia. Psychoanalytical Dialogues. 10(4), pp.667-2000

Muller, J. 2016. What is Populism? Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.