Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez

Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez is a Professor in Sociology with a focus on culture and migration at Goethe University Frankfurt and Principal Investigator in the MeDiMi project “Human Rights Discourse in Political Protests of Refugees and Undocumented Migrants in Germany and the US”. Prior to that, she was Professor in General Sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen. Moreover, she is an Adjunct Professor in Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and Visiting Professor at CriSHET – Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. In 2020/21, she was a Digital Senior Fellow in the 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” (Springer, 1999) and with Hito Steyerl “Spricht die Subalterne Deutsch? Migration und Postkoloniale Kritik” (Unrast, 2003). Among her many publications are 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 of Critical Race and Gender” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), with Rhoda Reddock “Decolonial Perspectives on Entangled Inequalities. Europe and The Caribbean” (Anthem Press, 2021), with Pinar Tuzcu “Migrantischer Feminismus in der Frauen:bewegung in Deutschland (1985–2000)” (edition assemblage, 2021) and, more recently, “Decolonial Mourning and the Caring Commons” (Anthem Press, 2023).