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Professor Shirley Anne Tate

Professor Shirley Anne Tate
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Professor Shirley Anne Tate


Carnegie School Of Education

???? S.A.Tate@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Shirley Anne Tate

As a Cultural Sociologist, Shirley 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.

Her research and writing so far has been on the body, Black beauty, ‘critical mixed race’ and the nation, domestic and care work, beauty, Black identity, positive and negative affect, pain, anti- Black racism in organizations, food, ‘race’ performativity, decoloniality, transracial intimacies and skin.

Former PhD Supervision

Shirley has supervised students working on:

  • bodies, gender and the nation
  • sexual harassment in Pakistan
  • refugee women’s identifications
  • identities and Caribbean feminisms
  • trafficking in women and the sacred
  • breast cancer
  • embodied worship in Jamaica
  • South-South marriages from Cameroon
  • racial homonormativity and sexual citizenship
  • Latinidad and dance
  • Nigerian queer identities
  • domestic and care work in Italy
  • professors in historically Black colleges and universities in the United States
  • the politics of Black twitter
  • mixed race males experiences of the education system in the UK and USA.

Shirley would be interested in supervising students wanting to work on topics in her research areas.

Research Interests

Shirley's research interests include the body, ‘mixed race’, domestic and care work, beauty, Black intersectional identifications, migration, affect, the culture of Britishness, food, ‘race’ performativity, decoloniality, transracial intimacies, the Anglophone Caribbean, the cultures of skin, race intersections and institutional racism.

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