Fatima El-Tayeb

Professor & Director, Critical Gender Studies Program (2014-2017)

Joint Appointment
Department of Literature and
Department of Ethnic Studies
Associate Director, Critical Gender Studies Program (2011-2014)


Ph.D., History, MA American Studies, University of Hamburg

Research Interests

African Diaspora Studies, Queer Theory, Transnational Feminism, Film Studies, European Migrant and Minority Cultures, Queer of Color Critique, Visual Cultural Studies, Media Theory

Selected Publications

European Others. Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe. University of Minnesota Press 2011

Schwarze Deutsche. 'Rasse' und nationale Identität 1890 – 1933 (Black Germans:  Race and National Identity 1890-1933). Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2001

“’Gays Who Cannot Be Properly Gay.’ Queer Muslims in the Neoliberal European City,” European Journal of Women’s Studies(forthcoming 2011)

“'The Forces of Creolization.' Colorblindness and Visible Minorities in the New Europe," in: Françoise Lionnet/Shu-mei Shi (eds), The Creolization of Theory, Duke University Press 2011

"'The Birth of a European Public': Migration, Postnationality, and Race in the Uniting of Europe." American Quarterly 60(3) 2008

"'If You Cannot Pronounce My Name, You Can Just Call Me Pride'. Afro-German Activism, Gender, and Hip Hop", Gender & History, Vol. 15, No. 3, November 2003