Dr Tana Forrest
Teaching Fellow in Sociology (Race, Ethnicity and Decolonial Thought)
School of Social and Political Sciences
Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
- Post code
- EH8 9LD
Office Hours: Tuesday, 14:30 - 16:30
I am a Teaching Fellow in Sociology with a focus on race, ethnicity and decolonial thought and I am a member of the Race.ed Network team. I hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Warwick, as well as a Master’s of Social Science in Social Anthropology, a Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Social Anthropology, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Social Anthropology, English Literature and Language and History of Art and Visual Culture all from the University of Cape Town. My PhD and Master’s research used Sociological and Social Anthropological qualitative research methods respectively, to explore mixed race people’s experiences of race and racialisation in South Africa and Britain from a postcolonial and black feminist perspective.
I have experience teaching across multiple contexts (South Africa, Britain and the United States) in the areas of race, gender, capitalism, medical anthropology and qualitative research methods. Alongside my academic pursuits, I also work as a consultant on issues of gender and development with a focus on feminist philanthropy and young feminist-led activism.
PhD in Sociology (University of Warwick)
Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sciences Research (University of Warwick)
Master of Social Science in Social Anthropology (University of Cape Town)
Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Social Anthropology (University of Cape Town)
Bachelor of Social Science in Social Anthropology, English language and Literature and History of Art and Visual Culture (University of Cape Town)
Race and Racialisation, Critical Mixed Race Studies, Postcoloniality, Black Feminism, Sociology of Gender, Kinship, Racial capitalism, Visual Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Latinx phenomenology