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Critical Race, Diasporas and Migrations Caucus Bookshelf

Premodern race (ca. pre-1800):

Abulafia, David. The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of  Columbus (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

Arvas, Abdulhamit. “Early Modern Eunuchs and the Transing of Gender and Race,” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 19, no. 4 (2019): 116–36. 10.1353/jem.2019.0040.

Davies, Surekha. Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Earle, T. F. and K. J. P. Lowe, eds. Black Africans in Renaissance Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

“Early Modern Race/Ethnic/Indigenous Studies: A (crowdsourced) Annotated Bibliography,” SAA15 Early Modern Race Bibliography Public.

Erickson, Peter. “Picturing Race: Early Modern Constructions of Racial Identity." JEMCS 13.1 (Winter 2013): 151-169.

Fletcher, Catherine. The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Green MacDonald, Joyce. Women and Race in Early Modern Texts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Hall, Kim. F. Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995).

Heng, Geraldine. The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Kim, Dorothy (ed. and introduction), “Critical Race and the Middle Ages,” Literature Compass 16.9-10 (2019) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/17414113/2019/16/9-10.

Smith, Justin E. H. Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015).

Spiller, Elizabeth. Reading and the History of Race in the Renaissance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Wynter, Sylvia. “1492: A New World View,” in Race, Discourse and the Origins of the Americas: A New World View, eds. Vera Lawrence Hyatt and Rex Nettleford (Smithsonian, 1995), 5–57.

Zemon Davis, Natalie. Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds (New York: Hill and Wang, 2006).

Modern race (ca. post-1800):

Ali, Ashna. “Activist by Default: An Interview with Igiaba Scego.” Minnesota Review 94 (2020): 157-166.

Brioni, Simone, and Shimelis Bonsa Gulema, eds. The Horn of Africa and Italy : Colonial, Postcolonial and Transnational Cultural Encounters (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018).

El-Tayeb, Fatima. European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Fields, Karen E. and Barbara J. Fields, Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life (New York: Verso, 2012).

Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993).

Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla. “Forgiveness is ‘the wrong word’: Empathic Repair and the Potential for Human Connection in the Aftermath of Historical Trauma,” in Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution, eds. Martin Leiner and Christine Schliesser (Cham: Springer, 2018),  pp. 111–23. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4_11.

Guglielmo, Jennifer and Salvatore Salerno, eds. Are Italians White?: How Race is Made in America (London: Routledge, 2003).

Hawthorne, Camilla. “In Search of Black Italia: Notes on Race, Belonging, and Activism in the Black Mediterranean.” Transition 123 (2017): 152-74. https://doi.org/10.2979/transition.123.1.17.

Lombardi-Diop, Cristina and Caterina Romeo. “The Italian Postcolonial: A Manifesto,” Italian Studies 69, no. 3 (2014): 425–33. https://doi.org/10.1179/0075163414Z.00000000081

Lombardi-Diop, Cristina and Caterina Romeo, eds. Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Paynter, Eleanor. “The Spaces of Citizenship: Mapping Personal and Colonial Histories in Contemporary Italy in Igiaba Scego’s La Mia Casa È Dove Sono (My Home is Where I Am),” European Journal of Life Writing 6 (2017), https://doi.org/10.5463/ejlw.6.193.

Proglio, Gabriele; Hawthorne, Camilla; Danewid, Ida; Saucier, Khalil; Grimaldi, Giuseppe; Pesarini, Angelica; Raeymaekers, Timothy; Grechi, Giulia; and Vivian Gerrand, eds., The Black Mediterranean: Bodies, Borders, and Citizenship (Cham: Palgrave, 2021).

Scego, Igiaba. La mia casa è dove sono (Turin: Loescher, 2012).

Scego, Igiaba. “Not One Less.” Translated by Aaron Robertson. World Literature Today (Autumn 2019), 48-51. https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2019/autumn/not-one-less-igiaba-scego

Scego, Igiaba. Roma negata: percorsi postcoloniali nella città (Rome: Ediesse, 2020).

Scego, Igiaba, ed., Future. Il domani narrato dalle voci di oggi (Rome: Effequ, 2019).

Slade, Alzo. “Black Lives Matter: A Global Reckoning” (2021).

Smythe, SA. "Black Italianità: Citizenship and Belonging in the Black Mediterranean." California Italian Studies 9, no. 1 (2019). https://doi.org/10.5070/C391042328.

Truglio, Maria. Italian Children’s Literature and National Identity: Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity (New York: Routledge, 2017), esp. chapter 3.

Wong, Aliza S. Race and the Nation in Liberal Italy 1861–1911: Meridionalism, Empire and Diaspora (New York: Palgrave, 2006).

Yimer, Dagmawi. Asmat (2015).

Pedagogical and Professional Resources:

Ashanti Young, Vershawn. "Should Writers Use They Own English?", Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 12, no. 1 (2010): 110–18.

Baker-Bell, April. Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity and Pedagogy (New York: Routledge, 2020).

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021).

Gibby, Siân and Anthony Julian Tamburri, eds., Diversity in Italian Studies (New York: John D. Calandra Italian-American Institute, 2021).

Horner, Bruce; Lu, Min-Zhan; Jones Royster, Jacqueline; and John Trimbur, "Language Difference in Writing: Toward a Translingual Approach," College English 73, no. 3 (2011): 303–21.

Inoue, Asao B. Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for A Socially Just Future (Fort Collins: Parlor Press/WAC Clearinghouse, 2015). https://doi.org/10.37514/PER-B.2015.0698.

Kishimoto, Kyoko. "Anti-racist pedagogy: from faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom," Race Ethnicity and Education (2018): 540–54. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2016.1248824.

Leonardo, Zeus and Ronald K. Porter, "Pedagogy of fear: Toward a Fanonian theory of 'safety' in race dialogue," Race, Ethnicity and Education 13, no. 2 (2010): 139–57. https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2010.482898.

Olaloku-Teriba, Annie. “Afro Pessimism and the (Un)logic of Anti-Blackness,” Historical Materialism 26, no. 2 https://www.historicalmaterialism.org/articles/afro-pessimism-and-unlogic-anti-blackness.

Parker, Deborah. “Race and Foreign Language.” Inside Higher Ed (June 21, 2018). https://bit.ly/2PMBbqt.

Savini, Catherine. "10 Ways to Tackle Linguistic Bias in Our Classrooms," Inside Higher Ed (January 27, 2021). https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2021/01/27/how-professors-can-and-should-combat-linguistic-prejudice-their-classes-opinion.

Tuck, Eve and K.W. Yang, "Decolonization is not a metaphor," Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1, no. 1 (2012): 1–40.

Witte, Esther Grace and Whitney Peoples, “Critical and Anti-Racist Teaching Frameworks and Strategies: A Bibliography,” University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, https://drive.google.com/file/d/17gfG8jjYYj32MoNJ0AYT33DrBaqwNB7C/view?usp=sharing



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