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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