My name is Sara Ahmed and I am a feminist writer and independent scholar. I work at the intersection of feminist, queer and race studies. My research is concerned with how bodies and worlds take shape; and how power is secured and challenged in everyday life worlds as well as institutional cultures.
Until the end of 2016, I was a Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London having been previously based in Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. I resigned from my post at Goldsmiths in protest at the failure to deal with the problem of sexual harassment. I hope to keep participating in the project of making the problem of sexual harassment at universities more visible, for example, by working with the 1752 group. I argued in my book On Being Included: On Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012) that we need to work on the university when we work at the university. Even though I no longer work at the university, I am still working on it. In a project on complaint that I have just started, the university has become my field.
I now live on the outskirts of a small village in Cambridgeshire with my partner Sarah Franklin and our beautiful dog, Poppy, a brown cockapoo.
I continue to write, research, and teach – whilst exploring the question of how to live a post-institutional feminist life.
I am available to give talks or participate in conferences or seminars from the beginning of October through to the end of June each year.
Under ‘forthcoming events’ you will find a list of my public lectures (workshops and seminars are not listed).
Please fill in my contact form if you would like to get in touch.
Find my CV here.