Prof Shirley Anne Tate


Shirley Anne Tate takes up her professorship at Leeds Beckett University  on 1 April 2017. 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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