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Women’s Center Monthly Reading List

The Women’s Center has curated a monthly reading list to showcase the importance of literature and the transformative power of the written word. This list will include theoretical text, fictional novels, non fiction books and articles. Skim through our list and let us know your favorite piece! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

January’s book list focus is Social Justice, so as you find events on campus to participate in this month, you can also build your own library with great books to inspire and spark action.

Social Justice Books:

  • Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity – Chandra Mohanty
  • Feminism and War: Confronting US Imperialism – Robin Riley, Chandra Mohanty and Minnie Bruce Pratt
  • Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject – Saba Mahmood
  • Paradise – Toni Morrison
  • Decolonize Your Diet – Luz Calvo
  • The Decolonial Imaginery – Emma Perez
  • The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender – Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
  • Living a Feminist Life – Sara Ahmed
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  • Intersectionality – Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge
  • Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement – edited by Kimberle Crenshaw, Niel Gotanda, Gary Peller, Kendall Thomas
  • Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women – Brittney C. Cooper
  • Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory – Clare Hemmings
  • Habeas Viscus: Radicalizing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human – Alexander G. Weheliye
  • Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity – Jose Estaban Munoz
  • Bodies that Matter: The Discursive Limits of Sex – Judith Butler
  • Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism – Elizabeth Grosz
  • The Wretched of the Earth – Frantz Fanon
  • Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison – Michel Foucault
  • The Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
  • We Should All be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Difficult Women – Roxane Gay