Anne McClintock

Simone de Beauvoir Professor
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Degrees and Institutions

PhD, Columbia, 1989

Abbreviated Biography

Anne McClintock is the Simone de Beauvoir Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at UW-Madison. She has been the recipient of many awards, including two MacArthur-SSRC Fellowships. She is the author of Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest. Imperial Leather was chosen to be one of 300 books to be published online by the ACLS E-History project and is currently being translated into Portuguese.

McClintock has written short biographies of Olive Schreiner and Simone de Beauvoir and a monograph on madness, sexuality and colonialism called Double Crossings. She has co-edited Dangerous Liaisons with Ella Shohat and Aamir Mufti , as well as two special journal issues, one on sex work; and one on race and queer theory. McClintock has written over 40 articles and reviews, and has given numerous keynote addresses and lectures in the US and abroad, on sexuality, race, gender, nationalism, imperialism, photography, visual culture, and contemporary culture in a wide range of prominent venues and journals, including Critical Inquiry, Transition, Social Text, New Formations, Feminist Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian (London), The Times Literary Supplement, The Village Voice, The Women’s Review of Books, among others. Her articles and essays have been widely reprinted and anthologized both in the US and internationally.

Her creative non-fiction book Skin Hunger. A Chronicle of Sex, Desire and Money is forthcoming from Jonathan Cape. Her anthology The Sex Work Reader is forthcoming from Vintage; and Screwing the System, a collection of essays on sexuality and power, is forthcoming from Routledge. She is working on a new book called Paranoid Empire. Specters from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, which has been solicited for consideration by Yale University Press.

McClintock has been awarded numerous Artist Residency Fellowships at Macdowell, Yaddo, Blue Mountain, VCCA and Dorland. Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Taiwanese and Madarin.


Recent Books

  • Double Crossings: Madness, Sexuality, and Imperialism

    Anne McClintock



    In her University of British Columbia Sedgwick Lecture for 2000, Professor Anne McClintock ranges from England to America, to the Congo and South Africa, and from the early nineteenth century to the present. She reveals the connections among gender, race and madness created by the dominant power centers.
  • Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives

    Anne McClintock, Ed.

    University of Minnesota Press


    The first collection to emphasize the complex interaction between gender and postcoloniality. In this essential volume, eminent contributors address the issues raised by the postcolonial condition, considering nationhood, history, gender, and identity from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest

    Anne McClintock



    Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling.