Fatima El Tayeb

Fatima El-Tayeb

Fatima El-Tayeb is professor of Literature and Ethnic Studies and director of Critical

Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She is the author of two

books, European Others. Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe (University of

Minnesota Press 2011, German transl. 2015) and Schwarze Deutsche. Rasse und

Nationale Identität, 1890-1933 (Black Germans. Race and National Identity, 1890-1933,

Campus 2001), as well as of numerous articles on the interactions of race, gender,

sexuality, and nation. Before coming to the US, she lived in Germany and the

Netherlands, where she was active in Black feminist, migrant, and queer of color

organizations. She is also co-author of the movie Alles Wird Gut – Everything Will be Fine

(Germany, 1997).


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