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Sara Ahmed is an independent feminist scholar, writer and activist. She has held academic appointments at Lancaster University and Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is concerned with how power is experienced and challenged in everyday life and institutional cultures. She has recently completed a book What’s the Use? On the Uses of Use and has begun a new research project on complaint.

Her previous publications include Living a Feminist LifeWillful SubjectsOn Being IncludedThe Promise of HappinessQueer PhenomenologyThe Cultural Politics of EmotionStrange Encounters and Differences that Matter.

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