Contemporary Treaty Portrayal in Film

Read Joy Porter’s essay on ‘The dangerous myth-making in the Banshees of Inisherin’ on the Spectator Life (21 February 2023) …  the film’s miniature donkey is the true star of the show. And this is not only because she is cute. Her unlikely presence alerts us to the dangerously ahistorical myth-making at the film’s heart … Read more

Indigenous Birth Certificates

Joy Porter spoke to BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall on the segment ‘Your Questions’ on ‘Did Native Americans have birth certificates before going on reservations and Did Sitting Bull have one?’


Pekka Hämäläinen, Can Colonial Nations Truly Recognise the Sovereignty of Native People? (Aeon) Pekka Hämäläinen, The Pipe Holds Them All Together (Lapham’s Quarterly) Joy Porter, Oscar first for Native American Actor (BBC News) Joy Porter, Oscar Marks a Cultural and Political Resurgence for Native Americans (The Conversation) Joy Porter, Depp and Dior (The Conversation) Greg … Read more

Scotland and Native America

Joy Porter appeared on BBC Radio Scotland as part of a special feature on connections between Scotland and Native America. Airdate: 26 January 2020. A report on her comments appeared in The Times. Listen from 24 mins.

Black Lives Matter

Greg Smithers (British Academy Global Professor) with text and photographs on The Power of Empty Pedastals, and providing a range of commentary on race and product branding in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Market Watch and The Counter.

Mount Rushmore

Joy Porter appeared on the BBC News Channel to provide commentary on President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore on 3 July 2020.

Racism and Advertising

British Academy Global Professor Greg Smithers contributed to a Bloomberg Quicktake, ‘Behind the Design’ that explores how racial prejudice is built into the design of tech products and algorithms.