Recommended 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)

Bonilla-Silva, E. Racism without racists: Color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in the United States. (2006). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

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)

Garba, T & Sorentino, S. (2020) ‘Slavery is a Metaphor: A Critical Commentary on Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang’s “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor”’, Antipode. Available at:

Jivraj, S. (2020) ‘Decolonizing the Academy–Between a Rock and a Hard Place’, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 22(4), pp. 552–573. doi: 10.1080/1369801X.2020.1753559. Available at:

Kamunge, Beth., Joseph-Salisbury, Remi., & Johnson, Azeezat. (2018). Changing our fate in the fire now. The Fire Now: Anti-racist scholarship in times of explicit racial violence. London: Zed Books.

Manzoor-Khan, Suhaiyma (2019) Postcolonial Banter, Padstow: Verve Poetry Press.

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.

Puwar, N. Space invaders: Race, gender and bodies out of place. (2004). Berg.

Sue, D. W. . Race talk and the conspiracy of silence: Understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race(2016): John Wiley & Sons.

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

Tate, S. A., & Page, D.  Whiteliness and institutional racism: Hiding behind (un) conscious bias. Ethics and Education13(1), (2018): 141-155.

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

Tuck, Eve and Yang, K. W. (2012) ‘Decolonization is not a metaphor’, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society, 1(1), pp. 1–40. Available at:


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