Suggested Reading on Race, Inclusion, and Geography

These readings focus on race, inclusivity, and geography as understood through different methodological and theoretical vantage points. Some examine racialized spaces and institutions – including the classroom and the academy – while others focus on ways of recognizing the mesh of power structures emanating from exclusionary practices. Their common emphasis is the axes of difference that shape and structure the spaces in which we live and learn.

Adams, Joy K., Patricia Solis and Jean McKendry.  (2013).  The Landscape of Diversity in U.S. Higher Education Geography.  The Professional Geographer. 65.

Frankenberg, R. (1993). White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.

Kobayashi, A. (1999). “Race” and Racism in The Classroom: Some Thoughts On Unexpected Moments. Journal Of Geography. 98(4), 179-182.

Kobayashi, Audrey, Victoria Lawson and Rickie Sanders.  (2013).  A Commentary on the Whitening of the Public University: The Context for Diversifying Geography.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Pulido, L. (2002). Reflections on a White Discipline. The Professional Geographer. 54, 42-49.

Sanders, R. (2006). Social Justice and Women of Color in Geography: Philosophical musings, trying again. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. 13, 49-55.

Sanders, R. (1999). Introducing “White Privilege” into the Classroom: Lessons from Finding A Way. Journal of Geography. 98, 169-75.

Solis, Patricia and Ines M. Miyares.  (2013).  Introduction:  Rethinking Practices for Enhancing Diversity in the Discipline.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Solis, Patricia, Joy K. Adams, Leslie A. Duram, Susan Hume, Al Kuslikis, Victoria Lawson, Ines M. Miyares, David A. Padgett and Alexander Ramirez.  (2013).  Diverse Experiences in Diversity at the Geography Department Scale.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Torres, Rebecca Maria and Melissa Wicks-Asbun.  (2013).  Undocumented Students’ Narratives of Liminal Citizenship:  High Aspirations, Exclusion, and “In-Between” Identities.  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Villenas, S. 1996. The colonizer/colonized Chicana ethnographer: Identity, marginalization, and co-optation in the field. Harvard Education Review 66(4): 711-731.

Winder, Jamie and Richard Schein.  (2013).  Race and Diversity:  What Have We Learned?  The Professional Geographer.  65.

Wright, Richard, Mark Ellis, Steven R. Holloway and Sandy Wong.  (2013).  Patterns of Racial Diversity and Segregation in the United States:  1990-2010. The Professional Geographer.  65.