What's on my bookshelf...

If I had it my way, I would drink tea and read all day-everyday. During my time in school I found that one of my favorite parts of "writing" was gathering thoughtful insights from the books and articles I was reading. I could get absolutely lost in a book or a subject-matter, gathering very interesting "reads." Below is a list of "reads" that are currently on my bookshelf.   


Indigenous Studies 

  • Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Ed.), Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements of First World Locations (2016)
  • Taiaiake Alfred, Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto (2nd Ed.) (2009)
  • Waziyatawin (Angela Cavender Wilson) & Michael Yellow Bird (Eds.), For Indigenous minds only: A decolonization handbook (2012) 
  • Audra Simpson, Mohawk Interruptus: Political life across the boarders of settler states (2014)
  • James Joseph Buss & C.Joseph Genetim-Pilawa (Eds.), Beyond two worlds: Critical conversations on language and power in Native North America (2014)
  • Susan Miller & James Riding In, Native historians write back (2011)
  • Sandy Grande, (Ed.), Red Pedagogy: Native American Social and Political Thought (2015)
  • Philip Deloria & Neal Salisbury (Eds.), A companion to American Indian history (2002)
  • Marie Battiste (Ed), Reclaiming indigenous voice and vision (2000)
  • Glenn Sean Coulthard, Red skin white masks: Rejecting the colonial politics of recognition (2014)

Indigenous Education 

  • Heather Shotton, Shelly Lowe & Stephanie Waterman (Eds.), Beyond the asterisk: Understanding native students in higher education (2013)
  • Brenda Child & Brian Klopotek (Eds.), Indian subjects: Hemispheric perspectives on the history of Indigenous education (2014)

Indigenous Methodologies 

  • Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples (2nd ed) (2012)
  • Margaret Kovach, Indigenous methodologies: Characteristics, conversations, and contexts (2010)
  • Devon Abbot Mihesuah & Angela Cavender Wilson (Eds.), Indigenizing the academy: Transforming scholarship and empowering communities (2004)


  • Moon-Kie Jung, João Costa Vargas, & Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, State of White supremacy: Racism, governance, and the United States (2011)
  • Michelle Alexander, The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness (2012)
  • Melanie Bush & Roderick Bush, Tensions in the American dream: Rhetoric, Reverie, or Reality (2015)
  • Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks (2008)


  • bell hooks, Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom (1994)
  • Marc Spooner & James McNinch (Eds.), Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education (2018)
  • Sara Ahmed, On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012)
  • David Gillborn, Racism and education: Coincidence or conspiracy? (2008)
  • Alicia Dowd & Estella Bensimon, Engaging the “Race Question:” Accountability in U.S. Higher Education (2015)
  • Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the oppressed (2000)


  • Wolfe, P. (2006). Settler colonialism and the elimination of the Native. Journal of Genocide Research, 8(4), 387-409. 
  • Melamed, J. (2015). Racial capitalism. Critical Ethnic Studies, 1(1), 76-85.
  • Maldonaldo - Torres, N. (2007). On the coloniality of being. Cultural Studies. 21 (2), 240- 270. 
  • Arvin, M., Tuck, E. & Morrill,A. (2013). Decolonizing feminism: Challenging connections between settler colonialism and heteropatriarchy. Feminist Formations, 25 (1), 8-34. 
  • Alfred, T., & Corntassel, J. (2005). Being Indigenous: Resurgences against contemporary colonialism. Government and Opposition, 40(4), 597-614.