Reading Lists

Sample reading list is below. Google doc here with list that’s constantly updated. If you would like to add to the reading list, submit a recommendation below.

Othering, Race Theories, Racism

The Wretched of the Earth: The Handbook for the Black Revolution That is Changing the Shape of the World by Frantz Fanon; published by Grove Press Inc. in 1968; previously published by Présence Africaine in 1964 and originally published in French by François Maspero éditeur S.A.R.L as Les Damnés de La Terre

The Origin of Others, by Toni Morrison; publish by Harvard University Press in 2017

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life, by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields; published by Verso, 2012

Beyond ‘Race Relations’; interview of Karen and Barbara Fields by Daniel Denvir for Jacobin Magazine (

Race Prejudice as a Sense of Group Position by Herbert Blumer in The Pacific Sociological Review, Vl 1., No. 1 (Spring, 1958). Pgs 3-7

Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference: Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World, by Patricia Akhimie; published by Routledge, 2108.

Kim, C. J. (1999) ‘The Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans’, Politics & Society, 27(1), pp. 105–138. doi: 10.1177/0032329299027001005.

Bonilla-Silva, E. and Dietrich, D. (2011) ‘The Sweet Enchantment of Color-Blind Racism in Obamerica’, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 634(1), pp. 190–206. doi: 10.1177/0002716210389702.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 1997. Rethinking racism: Toward a structural interpretation . American Sociological Review 62:465-80.

Necropolitics by Achille Mbembe; English translation published by Duke University Press, 2019. Original in French, Politiques de l’inimitié published by Editions La Découverte in 2016.

Racism, Sexism, Power and Ideology by Colette Guillaumin; published by Routledge, 1995

Blogpost: The Language of Antiracism, ( excerpted from Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter by Candis Watts Smith and Tehama Lopez Bunyasi published by NYU Press, 2019.

Khanna N, Johnson C. Passing as Black: Racial Identity Work among Biracial Americans. Social Psychology Quarterly. 2010;73(4):380-397. doi:10.1177/0190272510389014

Sims JP. Reevaluation of the Influence of Appearance and Reflected Appraisals for Mixed-Race Identity: The Role of Consistent Inconsistent Racial Perception. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 2016; 2(4):569-583. doi:10.1177/2332649216634740

López N, Vargas E, Juarez M, Cacari-Stone L, Bettez S. What’s Your “Street Race”? Leveraging Multidimensional Measures of Race and Intersectionality for Examining Physical and Mental Health Status among Latinxs. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 2018;4(1):49-66. doi:10.1177/2332649217708798

Jennifer Patrice Sims, Whitney Laster Pirtle & Iris Johnson-Arnold (2020) Doing hair, doing race: the influence of hairstyle on racial perception across the US, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43:12, 2099-2119, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2019.1700296