Professor Shirley Anne Tate

Shirley Anne Tate

Professor Shirley Anne Tate PhD, MPhil, MA, BEd (Hons) is a Professor in the Sociology Department, University of Alberta, Canada.

She is also Honorary Professor, Chair in Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET), Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

Before she was headhunted for her Canadian appointment she was Professor of Race and Education and Director of the Centre for Race Education and Decoloniality in the Carnegie faculty at Leeds Beckett University.

Professor Tate was the first professor of race and education in the United Kingdom and, so far as she knows, in the world.

Professor Tate’s books include ‘Decolonizing Sambo Transculturation, Fungibility and Black and People of Colour Futurity Emerald Publishers’ (2019), ‘The Governmentality of Black Beauty Shame: Discourse, Iconicity and Resistance Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan’ (2017), ‘Black Women’s Bodies and the Nation: Race, Gender and Culture’ Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan (2015) and ‘Skin Bleaching in Black Atlantic Zones: Shade Shifters’ Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan (2015).

Professor Tate says that she likes her work because she thinks it matters for others.