Now enrolling at TCD Theories of Race and Ethnicity

This popular ten week evening course at TCD will introduce participants to theories of ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’, locating ‘race’ within social, economic, political and ideological relations and ‘race’ and racism in relation to other divisions such as class and to emerging changes in Irish society. Issues specific to Irish society will include the position of the Traveller community and the links between racialisation and the asylum/migration processes. The course is given by lecturers who contribute to the MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, which has been run by the Department of Sociology since 1997. It is open to all participants, but is specifically suited to public sector and NGO employees.
Topics include: exploring the conceptual confusion around ‘race’, ethnicity, nationalism; anti-semitism and Islamophobia; racism and anti-racism in Irish society; and the politics of multiculturalism/interculturalism/integration
Lecturer: Martina Byrne, Department of Sociology, TCD and guests
Fee:  €175 for each course must accompany enrolment.
Date, time and place: Tuesdays, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.
The Spring course begins on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 and ends on Tuesday, 17 April 2012.
How to apply: for further details and application form and/or email: byrnem19@tcd (Martina Byrne).