Adam Hochman
Philosopher, Macquarie University, Sydney

Adam Hochman is a lecturer in philosophy at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He currently holds the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award through the Australian Research Council.

Written by Adam Hochman

Portrait of an African Man ( c1525-30), by Jan Jansz Mostaert. This is the only known portrait of a black man in early European painting. He is thought to be Christophle le More, an archer who was a member of Emperor Charles V’s bodyguard. Photo courtesy the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Essay/
Race and ethnicity
Is ‘race’ modern?

To counter racism, scholars must trace the idea of ‘race’ to its origins, but asking the right questions is half the battle

Adam Hochman