Suggested Reading


WEB Du Bois, Souls of Black Folk

Franz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

Edward Said, Orientalism


Ahmed, Sara. On being included: Racism and diversity in institutional life. (Duke University Press, 2012). Further here on the ‘non-performity of anti-racism’ (Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, 2006)

Brown, Adrienne Maree. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. (AK Press, 2017)

DiAngelo, Robin. White fragility: Why it’s so hard to talk to talk to white people about racismThe Good Men Project. Further here (International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 2011).

Donnelly, Michael. Diverse Places of Learning? Home neighbourhood ethnic diversity & ethnic composition of universities (IPR, 2018)

Gabriel, Deborah and Tate, Shirley Anne (eds). Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Black British Women Surviving and Thriving in British Academia. (Trentham Books, 2017)

Molisa, Pala. “White Business Education.” Critical Perspectives on Accounting 21, no. 6 (2010): 525-528.

Osuri, Goldie. “How to stop worrying about the neoliberal present and start engaging with it.” Australian Feminist Studies 22, no. 52 (2007): 145-147.

Osuri, Goldie. ““White Free Speech: The Fraser event and its enlightenment legacies”Cultural Studies Review 14, no. 2 (2008): 170-183.

Tate, Shirley Anne. “Racial affective economies, disalienation and ‘race made ordinary’.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37, no. 13 (2014): 2475-2490.

Tate, Shirley Anne, and Paul Bagguley. “Building the anti-racist university: next steps.” Race, Ethnicity and Education 20, no. 3 (2017): 289-299.

Yancy, George. ‘Whiteness as Ambush and the Transformative Power of Vigilance’ in Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).


The Feminist Killjoy blog by Sara Ahmed


Brewis, Deborah N. “Duality and Fallibility in Practices of the Self: The ‘inclusive subject’ in diversity training.” Organization Studies (2018): 0170840618765554.

Dar, Sadhvi. “The Masque of Blackness: On performing assimilation in the white academy.Organization (2018): 1350508418805280.

Dar, Sadhvi and Salmon, Udeni. Book review: Inside the Ivory Tower. Gender Work and Organization (2018): 10.1111/gwao.12273. See here for further info on the book and project.

Liu, Helena. “An embarrassment of riches: The seduction of postfeminism in the academy.” Organization (2018): 1350508418763980.

Left of Brown (collaborative blog curated by Dr Sadhvi Dar)

Sisters of Resistance (radical queer feminist of colour blog curated by Dr Angela Martinez Dy)