This is a long, though incomplete list of texts, articles and books that over the past 10 years have influenced my political, social and theoretical development, in some fashion or another, in arriving at the point where I am now in my studies, dissertation work and blog writing. Consequently, it should be said that just because a text appears on this list does not mean that I actually agree with it. I read much in the course of my studies or work that I deeply disagree with, but which nevertheless have caused me to question ideas that I may have previously taken for granted, to think through new issues in novel ways and to ultimately in some way grow.

Ahmed, Sara. 2017. Living a Feminist Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2010. The Promise of Happiness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2006. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Belcourt, Billy-Ray. 2017. This Wound is a World. Calgary, AB: Frontenac House.

Berlant, Lauren. 2011. Cruel Optimism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Bruyneel, Kevin. 2015. “Codename Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism.” Settler Colonial Studies.

—. 2010. “Exiled, Executed, Exalted: Louis Riel, Homo Sacer and the Production of Canadian Sovereignty.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 43 (3): 711-732.

—. 2007. The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.–Indigenous Relations. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Byrd, Jodi. 2015. “Mind the Gap: Indigenous Sovereignty and the Antinomies of Empire.” In The Anomie of the Earth: Philosophy, Politics, and Autonomy in Europe and the Americas, edited by Frederico Luisetti, John Pickles and Wilson Kaiser, 119–136. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2011. The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.

—. Byrd, Jodi A. 2007. “‘Living My Native Life Deadly:’ Red Lake, Ward Churchill, and the Discourses of Competing Genocides.” American Indian Quarterly 31 (2): 310-332.

Ciccariello-Maher, George. 2017. Decolonizing Dialectics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2014. “Decolonial Realism: Ethics, Politics and Dialectics in Fanon and Dussel.” Contemporary Political Theory 13:2-22.

—. 2012. “The Dialectics of Standing One’s Ground.” Theory & Event15(3).

—. 2010. “Jumpstarting the Decolonial Engine: Symbolic Violence from Fanon to Chávez.” Theory & Event 13(1).

Clough, Patricia Ticineto & Jean Halley. 2007. The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Coulthard, Glen. 2014. Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

—. 2007. “Subjects of Empire: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Politics of Recognition’ in Canada.” Contemporary Political Theory 6: 437-460.

Day, Iyko. 2016. Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2015. “Being or Nothingness: Indigeneity, Antiblackness, and Settler Colonial Critique.” Critical Ethnic Studies 1(2): 102-121.

Deer, Sarah. 2015. The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Dussel, Enrique. 2013. Ethics of Liberation: In the Age of Globalization and Exclusion. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2011. Politics of Liberation: A Critical World History. Manila, PH: SCM Press.

—. 2003. Philosophy of Liberation. Eurgene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

—. 2001. Towards an Unknown Marx: A Commentary on the Manuscripts of 1861-1863. London, UK: Routledge.

—. 1995. The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of “the Other” and the Myth of Modernity. New York, NY: Continuum.

Edelman, Lee. 2004. No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Fisher, Mark. Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures. Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

—. 2009. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

Fortier, Craig: 2017. Unsettling the Commons Social Movements Against, Within, and Beyond Settler Colonialism. Winnipeg, MB: Arbeiter Ring Publishing.

Goeman, Mishuana. 2013. Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Gordon, Lewis R. 2015. What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought. New York, NY: Fordham.

—. 2000. Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought. New York, NY: Routledge.

—, ed. 1997. Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 1995b. Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press.

—. 1995b. Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences. New York, NY: Routledge.

Grande, Sandy. 2015. Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gregg, Melissa & Gregory J. Seigworth, eds. 2010. The Affect Theory Reader. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Grosfoguel, Ramón. 2013. “The Structure of Knowledge in Westernized Universities: Epistemic Racism/sexism and the Four Genocides/Epistemicides of the Long 16th Century.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge 11(1):73-90.

—. 2010. “Epistemic Islamophobia and Colonial Social Sciences.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge 8:29–38.

Halberstam, Jack. 2011. The Queer Art of Failure. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Hill, Susan M. 2017. The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River. Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press.

Hunt, Sarah. 2013. “Ontologies of Indigeneity: The Politics of Embodying a Concept.” Cultural Geographies 21(1): 27–32.

Hunt, Sarah & Cindy Holmes. 2015. “Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 19(2): 154-172.

Juárez, Nicolás. 2014. “To Kill an Indian to Save a (Hu)Man: Native Life through the Lens of Genocide.” Wreck Park 1 (1).

Kelly, M.G.E. 2015. Biopolitical Imperialism. Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

Kino-nda-niimi Collective, The. 2014. The Winter We Danced: The Voices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement. Winnipeg, MB: Arbeiter Ring Publishing.

LaRocque, Emma. 2010. When the Other is Me: Native Resistance Discourse, 1850-1990. Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press.

Lowman, Emma Battell Lowman & Adam J. Barker. 2015. Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing.

Lowe, Lisa. 2015. The Intimacies of Four Continents. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Lugones, María. 2010. “Toward a Decolonial Feminism”. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 25(4): 742–759.

—. 2008. “The Coloniality of Gender.” Worlds & Knowledges Otherwise 2: 1-17.

—. 2007. “Heterosexualism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 22(1): 186–219.

—. 2003. Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes: Theorizing Coalitions Against Multiple Oppressions. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.

Maldonado-Torres, Nelson. 2008. Against War: Views from the Underside of Modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2007. “On the Coloniality of Being.” Cultural Studies 21 (2-3): 240–70.

Manuel, George & Michael Posluns. 2019. The Fourth World: An Indian Reality. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Maracle, Lee. 1996. I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism. Vancouver, BC: Press Gang Publishers.

Martinot, Steve. 2010. The Machinery of Whiteness: Studies in the Structure of Racialization. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

—. 2007. “Race and the Ghosts of Ontology.” American Philosophy Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience 6(2): 4-10.

—. 2004. “The Coloniality of Power: Notes Toward De-Colonization.” The Center for Global Justice.

—. N.D. White Skin, White Affect: Redundancy, Obsession, and Gratuitous Violence.

Martinot, Steve and Jared Sexton. 2010. “The Avant-Garde of White Supremacy.” Social Identities 9(2):169–181

Mbembe, Achille. 2017a. Critique of Black Reason. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2017b. “Difference and Self-Determination.” E-Flux 80.

—. 2008. “Necropolitics.” In Foucault in an Age of Terror: Essays on Biopolitics and the Defence of Society, edited by Stephen Morton & Stephen Bygrave, 152-182. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

—. 2001. On the Postcolony. Berkeley, CA:University of California Press, 2001).

Mignolo, Walter D. 2012. Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

—. 2011. The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2009a. “Dispensable and Bare Lives: Coloniality and the Hidden Political/Economic Agenda of Modernity.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge 7(2):69-88.

—. 2009b. “Epistemic Disobedience, Independent Thought and De-Colonial Freedom.” Theory, Culture & Society 26(7-8): 1-23.

—. 2007. “Delinking: The Rhetoric of Modernity, the Logic of Coloniality and the Grammar of De-Coloniality.” Cultural Studies 21(2): 449-514.

—. 2008. “The Geopolitics of Knowledge and Colonial Difference.” In Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate, edited by Mabel Moraña, Enrique Dussel and Carlos A Jáuregui, 225-258. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2003. The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, & Colonization. Ann Arbor, MN: University of Michigan Press.

—. 2002. “The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference.” South Atlantic Quarterly 101(1): 57–96.

Mignolo, Walter D. & Catherine E. Walsh. 2018. On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Miner, Dylan A.T. 2014. Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

—. 2009. “From Aztlan to Red River: The Continental and Comparative Cultures of Chicana/o and Métis Anti-Colonialism.” In Métis Histories and Identities: A Tribute to Gabriel Dumont, 185-199. Winnipeg, MB: Les Presses Universitaires de Saint-Boniface.

Morgensen, Scott Lauria. 2011a. Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

—. 2011b. “The Biopolitics of Settler Colonialism: Right Here, Right Now.” Settler Colonial Studies 1(1): 52-76.

Moten, Fred. 2018. The Universal Machine. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2018. Stolen Life. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2017. Black & Blur. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2013. “Blackness and Nothingness (Mysticism in the Flesh).” South Atlantic Quarterly 112(4):737–780.

—. 2008. “The Case of Blackness.” Criticism 50(2):177–218.

—. 2008. “Black Op.” PMLA 123(5):1743–1747.

—. 2007. Black Optimism/Black Operation.

Moten, Fred and Stefano Harney. 2013. The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study. New York, NY: Autonomedia.

Moufawad-Paul, J. 2016. Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain. Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

Moufawad-Paul, J. & Benjanun Sriduangkaew. 2018. Methods Devour Themselves: A Conversation. Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

Mudimbe, Valentin Y. 1994. The Idea of Africa. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press.

—. 1988. The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Muñoz, José Esteban. 2009. Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Negri, Antonio. 2018. From the Factory to the Metropolis: Essays Vol. 2. Cambridge, UK: Polity.

—. 2017. Marx and Foucault: Essays Vol. 1. Cambridge, UK: Polity.

Negri, Antonio & Michael Hardt. 2011. Commonwealth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

—. 2005. Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire. London, UK: Penguin Books.

—. 2001. Empire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Noys, Benjamin, ed. 2014. Communization and its Discontents: Contestation, Critique, and Contemporary Struggles. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia.

Pasternak, Shiri. 2017. Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake against the State. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Puar, Jasbir K.  2017a. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2017b. The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Quijano, Aníbal. 2010. “Coloniality and Modernity/Rationality.” In Globalization and the Decolonial Option, edited by Walter Mignolo & Árturo Escobar, 22–32. London, UK: Routledge.

—. 2008. “Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism and Social Classification.” In Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate, edited by Mabel Moraña, Enrique Dussel and Carlos A Jáuregui, 181-224. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2002. “The Return of the Future and Questions about Knowledge.” Current Sociology 50(1):75-87.

Quijano, Aníbal and Michael Ennis. 2000. “Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism, and Latin America.” Nepantla: Views from the South1(3):533-580.

Quijano, Aníbal and Immanuel Wallerstein. 1992. “Americanity as a Concept, or the Americas in the Modern World-System.” International Social Science Journal 134:549-557.

Rabasa, José. 2010. Without History: Subaltern Studies, the Zapatista Insurgency, and the Specter of History. Pittsburgh, PN: University of Pittsburgh Press.

—. 2008. “Thinking Europe in Indian Categories, or, ‘Tell Me the Story of How I Conquered You’.” In Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate, edited by Mabel Moraña, Enrique Dussel and Carlos A Jáuregui, 43-76. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Rabaka, Reiland. 2014. Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

—. 2010. Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

—. 2010. Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Robinson, Cedric J. 1999. An Anthropology of Marxism. London, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

—. 1983. Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.

Saldaña-Portillo, María Josefina. 2016. Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2001. “Who’s the Indian in Aztlan? Re-Writing Mestizaje, Indianism, and Chicanismo from the Lacandon.” In The Latin American Subaltern Studies Reader, edited by Ileana Rodriguez and María Milagros López, Durham, 402-423. NC: Duke University Press.

Simpson, Audra.  2016. “The State is a Man: Theresa Spence, Loretta Saunders and the Gender of Settler Sovereignty.” Theory & Event 19(4).

—.  2014. Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake. 2017. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

—.  2011. Dancing On Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence. Winnipeg, MB: Arbeiter Ring Publishing

Spillers, Hortense. 2003. Black, White, and in Color: Essays on American Literature and Culture. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

—. 1987. “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book.” Diacritics 17(2):64–81.

Thiong’o, Ngũgĩ wa. 1986. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature. Melton, UK: James Currey.

Tinker, George E. 2008. American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

—. 2004. Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

Tanner, Grafton. 2016. Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts. Winchester, UK: Zero Books.

Tuck, Eve, and K. Wayne Yang. 2012. “Decolonization is Not A Metaphor.” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society 1 (1): 1-40.

Tuck, Eve & Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández. 2013. “Curriculum, Replacement, and Settler Futurity.” Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 29(1): 72-89.

Veracini, Lorenzo. 2014. “Understanding Colonialism and Settler Colonialism as Distinct Formations.” Interventions 16 (5): 615-633.

—. 2010. Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Weheliye, Alexander G. 2014. Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Wilderson, Frank B., III. 2010. Red, White, and Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

—. 2003a. “Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society?” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 9(2):225-240.

—. 2003b. “The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal.” Social Justice 30(2):18–27.

Wolfe, Patrick. 2016. Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race.London, UK: Verso.

—. 2012. “Against the Intentional Fallacy: Legocentrism and Continuity in the Rhetoric of Indian Dispossession.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 36 (1): 3-45.

—. 2011. “After the Frontier: Separation and Absorption in US Indian Policy.” Settler Colonial Studies 1 (1):13-51

—. 2007. “Corpus Nullius: The Exception of Indian and Other Aliens in US Constitutional Discourse.” Postcolonial Studies 10 (2): 127-151.

—. 2006. “Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native.” Journal of Genocide Research 8 (4): 387-409.

—. 1998. Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology: The Politics and Poetics of an Ethnographic Event. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Wynter, Sylvia. 2015. “The Ceremony Found: Towards the Autopoetic Turn/Overturn, its Autonomy of Human Agency and Extraterritoriality of (Self-)Cognition.” In Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology, edited by Jason R. Ambroise & Sabine Broeck. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press.

—. 2007. “On How We Mistook the Map for the Territory and Re-Imprisoned Ourselves in Our Unbearable Wrongness of Being, of Désêtre: Black Studies Toward the Human Project.” In Not Only the Master’s Tools: African-American Studies in Theory and Practice, edited by Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon, 107-169. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 2003. “Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation – An Argument”. CR: The New Centennial Review3(3): 257-337.

—. 2001. “Towards the Sociogenic Principle: Fanon, Identity, the Puzzle of Conscious Experience, and What It Is Like to be ‘Black.'” In National Identities and Socio-Political Changes in Latin America, edited by Mercedes F. Durán-Cogan and Antonio Gómez-Moriana, 30-66. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 1984. “The Ceremony Must be Found: After Humanism.” boundary 2 12/13 (3/1): 19-70).


2 thoughts on “Reading”

  1. Thank you for compiling this list. It’s wonderful. If I may, I would add Taiaiake Alfred’s Peace, Power, and Righteousness: an Indigenous Manifesto; and Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies. I promise that the latter does not treat decolonization as a metaphor, by any means.

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