Ilse Aichinger
Jamika Ajalon
Hannah Arendt
Lilly Axster
Simone de Beauvoir
Monika Bernold
Dagmar Fink
Hannah Fröhlich
Tom Holert
Billie Holiday
Belinda Kazeem
Katherine Klinger
Anna Kowalska
Nicola Lauré al-Samarai
Adrian Piper
Yvonne Rainer
Rúbia Salgado
Shirley Tate
Shirley Anne Tate is Associate Professor of Race and Culture in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses particularly on the body, affect, work, “race” performativity, “mixed race” and post-coloniality. She has published widely in these areas both in the UK and Europe and her books Black Skins, Black Masks: Hybridity, Dialogism, Performativity (2005) and Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics (2009) take up these pre-occupations.

Selected Publications

“Michelle Obama’s Arms: ‘Race’, Respectability and Class Privilege,” in Comparative American Studies: An International Journal, Vol. 10, issues 2-3, August 2012, pp. 226-238

“Supping It: Racial Affective Economies and the Epistemology of Ignorance,” in Mark Christian (ed.), Integrated but Unequal: Black Faculty in Predominantly White Space, Africa World Press: Trenton, NJ 2012, pp. 207-226

“Heading South: Love/Sex Necropolitics and Decolonial Romance,” in Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism, 35, April 2011, pp. 43-58

“Not All the Women Want to Be White,” in Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Manuela Boatcă and Sérgio Costa (eds.), Decolonizing European Sociology, Ashgate: Farnham, England / Burlington, USA 2010, pp. 195-211

Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics, Ashgate: Farnham, England / Burlington, USA 2009

“Black Beauty Meets Feminisms,” in Marina Grzinić and Rosa Reitsamer (eds.), New Feminism: Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions, Löcker: Vienna 2008, pp. 257-265

“Politiken der Vereinbarkeit verqueren oder ‘...aber hier putzen und pflegen wir alle’: Heteronormativität, Einwanderung und alte Spannungen der Reproduktion,” with Luzenir Caixeta, Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez and Cristina Vega Solís, in Kurswechsel. Zeitschrift für gesellschafts-, wirtschafts- und umweltpolitische Alternativen, Issue 2, September 2006, pp. 21-32

Black Skins, Black Masks: Hybridity, Dialogism, Performativity, Ashgate: Aldershot, England / Burlington, USA 2005

“Prison (Es)Capes and Body Tropes: Older Women in the Prison Time Machine,” with Azrini Wahidin, in Body and Society, Vol. 11, Part 2, March 2005, Part 2: pp. 59-80

“Widerstand und Shade: Körperpolitiken des Schwarzseins und die Risse der Hybridität,” in Hito Steyerl and Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (eds.), Spricht die Subalterne Deutsch? Migration und postkoloniale Kritik, Unrast: Münster 2003, pp. 166-185

“Talking Identities: Food, ‘Black Authenticity’ and Hybridity,” in Susanne Mühleisen, Tobias Döring and Markus Heide (eds.), Eating Culture: The Politics and Poetics of Food, Winter: Heidelberg 2003, pp. 89-105

“Die Schwarze Community, Interstitialität und Gouvernementalität,” in Marianne Pieper and Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (eds.), Gouvernementalität. Ein sozialwissenschaftliches Konzept in Anschluss an Foucault, Campus Verlag: Frankfurt/M 2003, pp. 179-195

“Colour Matters, ‘Race’ Matters: African Caribbean Identity in the 20th Century,” in Mark Christian (ed.), Black Identity in the 20th Century. Expressions of the US and UK African Diaspora, Hansib: London 2002, pp. 195-212

“Großbritannien im Sommer 2002: Ist Schwarze antirassistische Politik noch notwendig?” in Ljubomir Bratić (ed.), Landschaften der Tat. Vermessung, Transformationen und Ambivalenzen des Antirassismus in Europa, Sozaktiv: St. Pölten 2002, pp. 47-65

“That Is My Star of David: Skin, Abjection and Hybridity,” in Jackie Stacey and Sara Ahmed (eds.), Thinking Through the Skin, Routledge: London 2001, pp. 209-222

“Looking for identity. Is It Possible to Find Hybridity in Black People’s Narratives?” in Ton Dekker, John Helsloot and Carla Wijers (eds.), Roots and Rituals: The Construction of Ethnic Identities, Het Spinhuis: Amsterdam 2000, pp. 431-447