What, Why and How Do We Do What We Do?

Antiracism Education at the University
  • Aminkeng A. AlemanjiEmail author
  • Minna Seikkula


Race and racism have traditionally been undermined and contested concepts in the Finnish academia, but they are receiving growing scholarly attention. Aside of becoming objects of critical research, they are also increasingly addressed in university education. This chapter interrogates complexities of teaching race and racism from the point of view of two researchers. It ponders views on academic antiracism education in the context of an education system with tendencies for segregation, and it provides contextual interpretations and discussions of race, racism and antiracism from a personalised perspective. The chapter is constructed as a dialogue between two researchers occupying distinct racialised positions, and thus it reflects the question of positionality in teaching about race and racism. Inspired by critical race studies, the paper introduces a unique take on practices of anti-racist teaching in Finland.


Race Racism Antiracism education Universities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TurkuTurkuFinland

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