Dr. Prof. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez
Visiting Professor


Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez is a Professor in Sociology with a focus on Culture and Migration at the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. Previously to this position, she was Professor in General Sociology at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. Moreover, she is an Adjunct Professor in Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and Visiting Professor in CRISHET – Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. In 2020/21, she was a Digital Senior Fellow in Maria Sibylla Merian Centre: Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America (Mecila), São Paulo. She has been an early and staunch advocate of decolonial critique in the German-speaking world. Within this context she published Intellektuelle Migrantinnen (1999) and with Hito Steyerl Spricht die Subalterne Deutsch? Migration und Postkoloniale Kritik (2003). Among her many publications is the important book Migration, Domestic Work and Affect (Routledge, 2010) and her co-edited collection with Manuela Boatcă and Sérgio Costa Decolonizing European Sociology (Routledge, 2010/2016). More recently she has published with Shirley Anne Tate the Palgrave Handbook in Critical Race and Gender (Palgrave 2022), with Rhoda Reddock Decolonial Perspectives on Entangled Inequalities: Europe and the Caribbean (Anthem, 2021) and with Pinar Tuzcu Migratischer Feminismus in der deutschen Frauenbewegung, 1985-2000 (assemblage 2021) and more recently Decolonial Mourning and the Caring Commons (2023).

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