Prof Shirley Anne Tate


Shirley Anne Tate is the first Professor of Race and Education in the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University and is a Visiting Professor at University of the Free State in South Africa. As a cultural sociologist, Prof Tate is interested in intersectional approaches and draws on Black feminist, gender, critical race,  queer, post colonial and Caribbean decolonial theories within her overall focus on Black Atlantic Diaspora studies and emerging identifications. Her research thus far has been on the body, Black beauty, ‘critical mixed race’ and the nation, domestic and care work, Black identity, positive and negative affect, pain, anti- Black racism in organizations, food, ‘race’ performativity, decoloniality, transracial intimacies and skin.

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