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 three books, UnDeutsch. Die Konstruktion des Anderen in der postmigrantischen Gesellschaft [UnGerman. The Construction of Otherness in the Postmigrant Society], Transcript 2016; 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).



Cover for: European Others

Against the background of an anxiety-ridden debate around threats to a European identity, Fatima El-Tayeb looks at how exclusionary spatio-temporal structures are being remixed throughout Europe to create a trans-local and trans-ethnic counter-discourse.