BBA Patron Prof Shirley Anne Tate and co-author of our best-selling book Inside the Ivory Tower has resigned from her post as Professor of Race and Education and Director of the Centre for Race Education and Decoloniality in the Carnegie faculty at Leeds Beckett University.
Prof Tate is starting a new role on 1st July as Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Feminism and Intersectionality at the University of Alberta, Edmonton in the Department of Sociology.
As a Cultural Sociologist, Professor Tate is a qualitative researcher interested in intersectional thinking. In her writing, research and teaching she draws on Black feminist, gender, critical ‘race’, queer, post colonial and Caribbean decolonial theory within her overall focus on Black Atlantic diaspora studies and emerging identifications.
In her chapter in Inside the Ivory Tower , Prof Tate argues that Black women academics are negatively impacted by hegemonic whiteness and privilege and silenced by racist shaming as a management strategy to maintain women of colour in a location of un-belonging.