M. Shadee Malaklou

M. Shadee Malaklou is a critical race and gender and sexuality studies scholar with expertise in Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks(1952). Her research finds that gender and sexuality are produced as identity and type through the exclusion of black people from humanist social and political constructions of time. In addition to writing for academic journals, she regularly publishes think pieces, most recently, in The Conversationalist, The Feminist Wire, and CounterPunch and periodically contributes to Always Already: A Critical Theory Podcast as the Frantz Fanon correspondent. In addition to her appointment as Assistant Professor and Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies and Inaugural Director of the Women’s and Gender Non-Conforming Center at Berea College, Malaklou serves as visiting faculty for the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University in Montreal. She received her PhD in Culture and Theory and graduate certificates in Critical Theory and Feminist Studies from the University of California, Irvine in 2016, and her BA in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Duke University in 2007.