HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 23 no. 1 (2022)

Sara Ahmed. Complaint! North Carolina: Duke University Press 2021, 376

Noelle Leslie C. De La Cruz



Complaint! is the latest from prolific writer and feminist Sara Ahmed, known for her work on the cultural politics of emotion and queer phenomenology. The present book arose out of her experience of advocating against sexual harassment at Goldsmiths College in the University of London, where she once served as the director of the Centre for Feminist Research. In May 2016, she famously announced her resignation from her post at the Department of Media and Communications, citing Goldsmiths’ failure to address the problem of sexual harassment committed by academic staff against students.