Written Words Worth Reading

Dr Seuss wrote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

I’ve decided to share some (just some)  readings I’ve found especially powerful during my  PhD, breaking  up along the lines of theory and praxis. I’ve  also  tried  not  to select the  most well-known of  works (although  some key  pieces  are always needed)!


  1. Collins, P. H., & Bilge, S. (2016). Intersectionality. Polity Press.
  2. Crenshaw, K. (1991). Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. Stanford Law Review, 43(6), 1241.
  3. Kobayashi, A., & Peake, L. (1994). Unnatural discourse. “Race” and gender in geography. Gender, Place & Culture, 1(2), 225–243. https://doi.org/10.1080/09663699408721211



  1. Inda, J. X. (2002). Biopower, reproduction, and the migrant woman’s body. Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century, 98–112.
  2. Rabinow, P., & Rose, N. (2006). Biopower Today. BioSocieties, 1(2), 195–217. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1745855206040014
  3. Stoler, A. L. (2002). A Colonial Reading of Foucault. Bourgeois Bodies and Radical Selves. Stoler, Ann Laura: Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power. Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule. Berkeley, 140–161.


Science  & Equity

  1. Benjamin, R. (2016). Innovating inequity: if race is a technology, postracialism is the genius bar. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(13), 2227–2234. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2016.1202423
  2. Bliss, C. (2013). The Marketization of Identity Politics. Sociology, 47(5), 1011–1025. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038513495604
  3. Conley, D., & Fletcher, J. (2017). The Genome Factor. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
  4. Roberts, D. E. (2015). The Politics of Race and Science: Conservative Colorblindness and the Limits of Liberal Critique. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 12(1), 199–211. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742058X15000041
  5. Roberts, D. E. (1997). Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (6th ed.). New York: Pantheon Books.


Published by historicallyburdenedconcepts

Bi-racial butterfly interested in bioethics, sociogenomics, impacts on understandings of inequities

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