Today´s podcast features Julian Go, professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Julian visited Iceland last August as one of the keynote speakers of the Nordic Sociological Association. His keynotes focused on how social science theories have been shaped by the ideas of those who had the power to speak in given societies, which often happened to be white, Western men. He shows how other voices were silenced, such as the voices of women and minorities.
Julian has focused on colonialism and post-colonialism in his research and has for example studied the U.S. as an empire. Julian has authored three books and the newest one, Policing Empires: Race, Imperialism and Militarization in the US and Great Britain, 1829-present is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. In this first podcast of this winter, Sigrun and Julian discuss his career in sociology and the key insights from his research.