Fatima El-Tayeb

Prof. Dr. Fatima El-Tayeb is professor of Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her work deconstructs structural racism in colorblind Europe and centers strategies of resistance among racialized communities, especially those that politicize culture through an intersectional, queer practice. She is the author of three books: UnDeutsch. Die Konstruktion des Anderen in der postmigrantischen Gesellschaft (UnGerman. The Construction of Otherness in the Postmigrant Society, 2016), European Others. Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe (2011) and Der Diskurs um »Rasse« und nationale Identität 1890-1933 (2001) (Black Germans. Race and National Identity, 1890-1933), as well as of numerous articles on the interactions of race, gender, sexuality, religion and nation. She is active in black feminist, migrant, and queer of color organizations in Europe and the US.