Dr Ali is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the LSE. She previously taught at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Education and University of Greenwich. Her teaching draws upon her research interests which encompass a range of inter-related areas. Her main theoretical interests focus upon feminist cultural studies, postcolonial theory, psychoanalysis, research methodologies, visual culture, and theories of identity and embodiment. Her work centralises the interplay between gender, sexualities, 'race' and class. Whilst continuing to work within these areas her current research explores processes of racialisation with specific regard to 'racial science' and technologies, kinship and postcoloniality.
Mixed-Race, Post-Race: Gender, New Ethnicities and Cultural Practices.
The Politics of Gender and Education: Critical Perspectives. (co-edited with Shereen Benjamin and Wangui wa Goro)
Palgrave Press. 2003
ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
'Racialising Research: Managing Power and Politics?' in Ethnic and Racial Studies Special Issue on 'Ethnography and Race: Writing Difference'. Vol 29, No. 3, May (2006)
'Uses of the Exotic: Body, Narrative, Mixedness' in Alexander, C. and Knowles, C. (eds.) Gendering Race, Racing Gender Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan (2005 )
'To Be A Girl: Culture and Class in Schools' in Gender and Education Special Edition on Working Class Femininities. Sep 2003 vol 15 issue 03 (2003)
'Reading Racialised Bodies: Learning to see Difference' in Thomas, H. and Ahmed, J.(eds.)(2003) Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory. London and New York: Blackwell (2003)
'Friendships, Fandom and Power: Gender and Cultural Expertise' in Epstein, D and Hey, V (eds.)
Discourse: The Journal of Culture in Education. Special Edition on Friendship. August (2002)