Recommended Books

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Women, Race & Class Angela Y. Davis A powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.
Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Joseph F. Healey Exploring a variety of experiences within groups, paying particular attention to the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Ruby Hamad This book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.
The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet Leah Thomas The Intersectional Environmentalist examines the inextricable link between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and promotes awareness of the fundamental truth that we cannot save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people -- especially those most often unheard.
Race, Class, and Gender: Intersections and Inequalities Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins Demonstration of how the complex intersection of people's race, class, gender and sexuality shapes their experiences in U.S. society
A Woman's Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future Kylie Cheung A fearless primer on the feminism we need now: tactics for advancing reproductive justice, promoting intersectionality, and pushing back against patriarchal systems of oppression
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Isabel Wilkerson Explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
Gendered Lives: Intersectional Perspectives Gwyn Kirk An interdisciplinary text-reader that provides an introduction to women's and gender studies within a global context by examining the diversity of US women's lives across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender expression, disability, age, and immigration status
Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions Peter Felten The book pulled together a timely resource for campus leaders that recognizes the multidimensionality of students' identities and the imperative for institutions to pursue an intersectional approach to diversity on campus
This Will Be My Undoing Morgan Jerkins Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
Re/Formation and Identity: The Intersectionality of Development, Culture, and Immigration Deborah J. Johnson contemporary and emergent theories of identity formation to timely questions of identity re/formation and development in immigrant families across diverse ethnicities and age groups