Academic and Non-Fiction*

Pirtle, Whitney and Zakiya Luna (eds). 2021. Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis. Routledge.

Boggs, G. L., and S. Kurashige. (2012). The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. (2014). An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press.

Okamoto, D. G. (2014). Redefining Race: Asian American Panethnicity and Shifting Ethnic Boundaries. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Moussawi, G., & Vidal-Ortiz, S. (2020). "A Queer Sociology: On Power, Race, and Decentering Whiteness". Sociological Forum, 35(4), 1272-1289.

Go, Julian. 2017. "Decolonizing Sociology: Epistemic Inequality and Postcolonial Thought". Social Problems, 64: 194-199.

Sandoval, Chela. 2000. Methodology of the Oppressed. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Davis, Angela. Freedom is a Constant Struggle. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. edited by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez and Angela P. Harris.

Kishimoto, Kyoko. (2018) "Anti-racist pedagogy: from faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom.” Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(4): 540-554, 10.1080/13613324.2016.1248824

Squire, Dian, Azura Booth and Brandon Arnold. 2018. “Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Toward Collective and Diverse Intersectional Success.” Pp. 178-194 in Ahad-Legardy, Bhaid and OiYan Poon (eds.) Difficult Subjects: Insights and Strategies for Teaching About Race, Sexuality, and Gender. Stylus Publishing LLC.

Community Care*

Birdsong, Mia. How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community. New York: Hachette.

hooks, bell. Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope. Routledge

Brown, Martha A. 2017. “Being heard: How a listening culture supports the implementation of schoolwide restorative practices.” Restorative Justice, 5: 53-69.

Kaba, Mariame. 2021. We Do This ‘Til They Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice. Haymarket Books.

All My Relations, Episode 1: All My Relations and Indigenous Feminism.

Seats At The Table podcast (


*Books on this list are available through the Rutgers Library system, including inter-library loan. In time, we hope to acquire the books on this list for the Sociology Department Library.

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