Anne McClintock’s interdisciplinary and transnational work—both scholarly and creative—explores the intersections between race, gender and sexualities; imperialism and globalization; visual culture and mass media; sexual and gender violence; and environmentalism and animal studies. Her work includes Imperial Leather. Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest; Dangerous Liaisons. Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives (co-edited); short biographies on Simone de Beauvoir, and Olive Schreiner; edited volumes Sex Workers and Sex Work, and Race and Queer Sexualities (co-edited), as well as creative non-fiction and photographic essays. She has won many awards, including two MacArthur-SSRC fellowships, Columbia Human Rights Distinguished Fellowship, Feminist Scholars Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and numerous artists residency fellowships.
Her public writing and photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Guernica Magazine of Arts and Politics, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, Women’s Review of Books, and Truth Out, among others. She has three books in progress: Unquiet Ghosts of the Forever War (Duke U.P). Skin Hunger. A Chronicle of Sex, Money and Desire (Jonathan Cape); and Planet of Intimate Trespass (Routledge). She held the Simone de Beauvoir chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 15 years. Her writing has been translated into 13 languages.
Imperial Leather: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge, 1995). 449 pp. Translated into Portuguese as Couro imperial - Raça, Gênero E Sexualidade No Embate Colonial (Lisbon: Editora Unicamp, 2011). 418 pp.
Books in Progress
Unquiet Ghosts of the Forever War (Duke University Press); solicited for translation into Spanish and Japanese
Planet of Intimate Trespass (Routledge)
Skin Hunger: A Chronicle of Sex, Money, and Desire (Jonathan Cape)
Articles and Book Essays
Azikwelwa (We Will Not Ride): Politics and Value in Black South African Poetry," African Literature: Anthology of Criticism and Theory, Olaniyan and Ato Quayson, eds. (New York: Blackwell, 2007), 391-401
“The Angel of Progress. Pitfalls of the Term Post-Colonialism,” Social Text, 18, 1992, 84-98 Teju Olaniyan and Ato Quayson, eds., African Literature: Anthology of Criticism and Theory, (New York: Blackwell, 2007), 628-636
“Introduction: Sex Workers and Sex Work,” Social Text, Special Issue on Sexwork, Social Text 34 (Winter 1993)
"Maid To Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power," Pamela Church Gibson, ed. More Dirty Looks (London: British Film Institute, 2004), 144-165
“Fanon and Gender Agency,” in Nigel C. Gibson, ed. Rethinking Fanon: The Continuing Dialogue (New York: Routledge, 1999), 66-81, 1993, 3-15
“The Return of Female Fetishism and the Fiction of the Phallus,” New Formations, 6, 1993, 7-18