Sara Ahmed

for coming to Crossroads 2012!

Sara Ahmed is Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has previously worked in Women's Studies at Lancaster. Sara Ahmed completed her first degree at Adelaide University, and her PhD at Cardiff University. She works at the intersection of feminist and queer theory, cultural studies and critical race and postcolonial theory. Her books include On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life, which is forthcoming with Duke University Press in 2012; The Promise of Happiness (2010); Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects and Others (2006); The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004); Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality (2000) as well as Differences That Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism (1998). She is currently working on a book on will and willfulness.



Single authors books :

  • (forthcoming) On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life, Duke University Press,.
  • 2010, The Promise of Happiness, Duke University Press.
  • 2006, Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, Duke University Press.
  • 2004, The Cultural Politics of Emotion, Edinburgh University Press and Routledge.
  • 2000, Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality, Routledge.
  • 1998, Differences that Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism, Cambridge University Press.

Edited Books:

  • 2003, Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration, Berg.
  • 2001, Thinking Through the Skin, Routledge.
  • 2000, Transformations: Thinking Through Feminism, Routledge.

Edited Journals:

  • 2008, “Happiness”, New Formations, Vol. 63.
  • 2006, “Doing Diversity Work”, Policy Futures in Education, Vol. 4.1,
  • 2003, “Re-Imagining Communities”, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 6, n°3.
  •  2001, “Testimonial Cultures”, Cultural Values, 5, n°1.