Recommended Reading List

Black Feminist and Women of Color Feminisms

  • Patricia Hill Collins (2008)Black Feminist Thought ( Routledge; 1 edition).
  • Beverley Guy-Sheftall (1995) Words of Fire (The New Press)
  • Cherie Morenga (2015) 4ed.This Bridge Called My Back (SUNY Press).
  • Ange-Marie Hancock (2015) Intersectionality: An Intellectual History(Oxford University Press)
  • Chandra Talpade Mohanty(2003). Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity (Duke University Press)
  • Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham “African-American Women’s History and the Metalanguage of Race” Signs, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Winter, 1992), pp. 251-274 Stable URL:
  • Wyatt, J. (2004). “Toward cross race dialogue identification, misrecognition, and difference in feminist multicultural community.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society,29 93), 903-925
  • Audre Lorde “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Defining Difference”
  • Smith, Barbara. “Toward a Black Feminist Criticism.” The Radical Teacher, no. 7 (1978): 20-27.
  • Barbara Christian, “The Race for Theory,” Cultural Critique 6 (Spring 1987): 51-63
  • King, D. K. (1988). “Multiple Jeopardy, multiple consciousnesses: The context of Black Feminist ideology”. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 14 (1), 265-291.
  • Leslie McCall “The Complexity of Intersectionality” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2005 30:3, 1771-1800
  • Brittney Cooper Black Women are not Sassy – We’re Angry
  • Patrick Johnson, “‘Quare’ Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know About Queer Studies I Learned from My Grandmother,” Text and Performance Quarterly Vol. 21 Issue 1(January 2001), 1-25
  • Cathy J. Cohen “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?” GLQ (1997) 3 (4): 437-465.
  • Patricia Hill Collins “WHAT’S IN A NAME? Womanism, Black Feminism, and Beyond” The Black Scholar, Vol. 26, No. 1, The Challenge of Blackness (WINTER/SPRING 1996), pp. 9-17
  • Nikol Alexander-Floyd and Evelyn Simien “Revisiting ‘What’s in a Name’ Exploring the Contours of Africana Womanist Thought
  • Çınar, Alev. “Subversion and Subjugation in the Public Sphere: Secularism and the Islamic Headscarf.” Signs33, no. 4 (2008): 891-913. doi:10.1086/528850.
  • Sirma Bilge (2010) “Beyond Subordination vs. Resistance: An Intersectional Approach to the Agency of Veiled Muslim Women”, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 31:1, 9-28, DOI: 10.1080/07256860903477662
  • Moghadam, Valentine M. “Islamic Feminism and Its Discontents: Toward a Resolution of the Debate.” Signs 27, no. 4 (2002): 1135-171. doi:10.1086/339639.
  • Spillers, Hortense J. 1987. “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book.” Diacritics17 (2): 64–64. doi:10.2307/464747.
  • Robin D. G. Kelley, “On Violence and Carcerality,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 42, no. 3 (Spring 2017): 590-600.
  • Chandra Talpade Mohanty “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses” Feminist Review, No. 30 (Autumn, 1988), pp. 61-88 Stable URL:
  • M. Jaqui Alexander and Chandra Mohanty “Cartographies of Knowledge and Power: Transnational Feminism as Radical Praxis
  • MONICA MOOKHERJEE “Affective Citizenship: Feminism, Postcolonialism and the Politics of Recognition” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy Vol. 8, No. 1, 31–50, March 2005
  • Dorothy Roberts (1998) Killing The Black Body, Vintage Press.

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Dionne Bensonsmith earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. A former basketball player, she earned her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame where she played for the now legendary Muffet McGraw. She is currently living in Claremont California where she teaches courses on race, gender, american politics and public policy at the Claremont Colleges.

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