Big Thinking at Congress 2021
Racism's touch: 'I can't quite put my finger on it'
In an event organized by the University of Alberta's Black Graduate Students' Association, Tate critically examines the academy’s ‘post-race’ sensibilities and questions the quotidian transmission of racism through the flinching away from Black touch.
Dr. Shirley Anne Tate holds the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Feminism and Intersectionality in the Sociology Department of the University of Alberta. For more than a decade, she has turned her analyses – rooted in Caribbean decolonial and Black feminist thought – to the academic world itself. Her current CRC research investigates anti-BIPOC racism and decolonization in universities across Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Sweden and Finland.