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Race, Racism and Identity in Europe and in the Academy: A DIMES Reading List

By UACES
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As part of the Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies project (DIMES), UACES and the project advisory board have put together this reading list on racism in Europe and the Academy. It includes journal articles, books and audiovisual resources. This list is not exhaustive - if there are resources you think we should add please let us know: admin [at] uaces.org.

Racism and constructions of identity in Europe

Ackah, W. (2011) ‘Conceptualizing racialized black political activity within European spaces: a political opportunities approach’, African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, 4:2, 161-175,
https://doi.org/10.1080/17528631.2011.583453

Ahmed, S. (2007) ‘A Phenomenology of Whiteness’, Feminist Theory, 8(2): 149-168.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1464700107078139

Baker, C. (2018) Race and the Yugoslav Region: Postsocialist, Post-conflict, Postcolonial?. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526126603/?fbclid=IwAR2F0ZHZQFsFPnLBIgAyxjvmyNMVhZO0ghJJPWICIIUkpErcID3Np2JO8EA

Balkenhol, M. and Schramm, K. (2019) ‘Doing race in Europe: contested pasts and contemporary practices’. Social Anthropology, 27: 585-593.
https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12721

Balogun, B. & R. Joseph-Salisbury (2020) ‘Black/white mixed-race experiences of race and racism in Poland’, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1729390

Beaman, J. (2017) Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France. Univ of California Press.
https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520294264/citizen-outsider

Beaman, J. (2019) ‘Are French people white?: Towards an understanding of whiteness in Republican France’, Identities, 26:5, 546-562.
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289×.2018.1543831

Bhattacharyya, G., Virdee, S. & Winter, A. (2020) ‘Revisiting histories of anti-racist thought and activism’, Identities, 27:1, 1-19.
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289×.2019.1647686

Çankaya, S. and Mepschen, P. (2019) ‘Facing racism: discomfort, innocence and the liberal peripheralisation of race in the Netherlands’. Social Anthropology, 27: 626-640.
https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12699

de Witte, M. (2019) ‘Black citizenship, Afropolitan critiques: vernacular heritage‐making and the negotiation of race in the Netherlands’. Social Anthropology, 27: 609-625.
https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12680

El-Tayeb, F. (2004) ‘The Archive, the Activist, and the Audience, or Black European Studies: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Study of Identities, Positionalities, and Differences’. Transit, 1(1).
https://transit.berkeley.edu/2005/el-tayeb/

El-Tayeb, F. (2008) ‘“The Birth of a European Public”: Migration, postnationality, and race in the uniting of Europe’. American Quarterly, 60(3): 649-670.
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40068519

El-Tayeb, F. (2011) ‘The Forces of Creolization: Colorblindness and Visible Minorities in the New Europe’. Françoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shi, eds. The Creolization of Theory, 226-252.
https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-creolization-of-theory

Emejulu, A., and Bassel, L. (2018) ‘Austerity and the Politics of Becoming’. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 56: 109– 119.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12774

Escafré-Dublet, A. (2019) ‘The whiteness of cultural boundaries in France’, Identities, 26:5, 563-578.
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289×.2019.1587906

Givens, Terri E. and Rahsaan Maxwell, eds. (2012) Immigrant Politics: Race and Representation in Western Europe. Boulder: Lynne Reiner.
https://www.rienner.com/title/Immigrant_Politics_Race_and_Representation_in_Western_Europe

Givens, T. E. and Evans Case. R. (2014) Legislating Equality: The Politics of Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/legislating-equality-9780198709015?cc=gb&lang=en&

Givens, T. E. (2020) ‘Immigration, Race and the Radical Right: Politics and Policy from Colonialism to Brexit’. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 58: 514– 526.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13021

Hine, D.C., Keaton, T.D. and Small, S. eds. (2009) Black Europe and the African diaspora (Vol. 120). University of Illinois Press.
https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/23kdb4ec9780252034671.html

Loftsdóttir, K., (2018) ‘Global citizens, exotic others, and unwanted migrants: mobilities in and of Europe’, Identities, 25:3, 302-319,
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289×.2016.1233879

Loftsdóttir, K., (2018) Crisis and Coloniality at Europe’s Margins: Creating Exotic Iceland. Routledge.
https://www.routledge.com/Crisis-and-Coloniality-at-Europes-Margins-Creating-Exotic-Iceland-1st/Loftsdottir/p/book/9781138497603

Meer, N. (2019) ‘The wreckage of white supremacy’, Identities, 26:5, 501-509,
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289×.2019.1654662

Mondon, A., and Winter, A. (2019) ‘Whiteness, populism and the racialisation of the working class in the United Kingdom and the United States’, Identities, 26:5, 510-528,
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289×.2018.1552440

Otele, O. (2020) African Europeans: an untold history. Hurst.
https://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/african-europeans/

Rutazibwa, O.U. (2010) ‘The problematics of the EU’s ethical (self) image in Africa: the EU as an “ethical intervener” and the 2007 joint Africa–EU strategy’. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 18(2): 209-228.
https://doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2010.486976

Rutazibwa, O.U. and Shilliam, R. eds. (2018) Routledge Handbook of postcolonial politics. Routledge.
Find out more.

Rutazibwa, O.U. (2020) ‘Hidden in plain sight: coloniality, capitalism and race/ism as far as the eye can see’. Millennium, 48(2): 221-241.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0305829819889575

Small, S. (2018) ‘Theorizing visibility and vulnerability in Black Europe and the African diaspora’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41:6, 1182- 1197.
https://doi.org/1080/01419870.2018.1417619

Solomos, John, ed. (2020) The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms. Routledge.
Find out more.

Teloni, D.D. and Mantanika, R. (2015) ‘“This is a cage for migrants”: the rise of racism and the challenges for social work in the Greek context’. Critical and Radical Social Work, 3(2), pp.189-206.
https://doi.org/10.1332/204986015×14332581741051

Wekker, G. (2016) White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race. Duke University Press.
https://doi.org/10.1215/9780822374565

 

Intersectionality

Ellerbe-Dueck, C. (2011) ‘The Black European Women’s Council: “thinking oneself into the New Europe”’. African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, 4(2): 145-160.
https://doi.org/10.1080/17528631.2011.583452

Ellerbe-Dueck C. (2011) ‘Networks and “Safe Spaces” of Black European Women in Germany and Austria’. In: Armbruster H., Meinhof U.H. (eds) Negotiating Multicultural Europe: Borders, Networks, Neighbourhoods. Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series. Palgrave Macmillan, London.
https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9780230280526

El-Tayeb, F. (2011) European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe. University of Minnesota Press.
https://minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.001.0001/upso-
9780816670154

Emejulu A. and Sobande, F., eds. (2019) To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe. Pluto Press.
https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745339474/to-exist-is-to-resist/

Sweetapple, Christopher ed. (2018) The Queer Intersectional in Contemporary Germany: Essays on Racism, Capitalism and Sexual Politics, Berlin: Psychosozial-Verlag.
https://doi.org/10.30820/9783837974447

 

Diversity in Higher Education, Decolonising the Curriculum

Alex-Assensoh, Y. (2003) ‘Race in the Academy: Moving Beyond Diversity and Toward the Incorporation of Faculty of Color in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities’. Journal of Black Studies, 34(1), 5–11.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0021934703256058

Alex-Assensoh, Y., Givens, T., Golden, K., Hutchings, V., Wallace, S., & Whitby, K. (2005) ‘Mentoring and African-American Political Scientists’. PS: Political Science & Politics, 38(2), 283-285.
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096505056490

Begum, N. and Saini, R. (2019) ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’, Political Studies Review, 17(2): 196–201.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929918808459

Bhambra, G.K., D. Gebrial and K. Nişancıoğlu, eds. (2018) Decolonising the University, London: Pluto Press.
https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745338200/decolonising-the-university/

Emejulu, A. (2019) ‘Can Political Science Decolonise? A Response to Neema Begum and Rima Saini’. Political Studies Review, 17(2), 202–206.
https://doi.org/10.1177/1478929918808999

Garrido, F.E., Koegler, C., Nyangulu, D. and Stein, M.U., eds. (2019) Locating African European Studies: Interventions, Intersections, Conversations. Routledge.
https://www.routledge.com/Locating-African-European-Studies-Interventions-Intersections-Conversations/Garrido-Koegler-Nyangulu-Stein/p/book/9781138590328

Grosfoguel, R., Oso, L. and Christou, A. (2015) ‘Racism’, intersectionality and migration studies: framing some theoretical reflections, Identities, 22:6, 635-652,
https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289×.2014.950974

Mügge, L., Montoya, C., Emejulu, A. and Weldon, S.L., (2018) ‘Intersectionality and the politics of knowledge production’. European Journal of Politics and Gender, 1(1-2): 17-36.
https://doi.org/10.1332/251510818×15272520831166

Noxolo, P. (2017) ‘Decolonial theory in a time of the re‐colonisation of UK research’. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42: 342-344.
https://doi.org/doi:10.1111/tran.12202

Oliver, C. and Morris, A. (2019) ‘(dis-) Belonging bodies: negotiating outsider-ness at academic conferences’. Gender, Place & Culture, 27(6): 1-23.
https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369×.2019.1609913

Smalling, S. (2020) ‘Overcoming resistance, stimulating action and decentering white students through structural racism focused antiracism education’, Teaching in Higher Education,
https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1725880

Zambrana, R. E., Ray, R., Espino, M. M., Castro, C., Douthirt Cohen, B., & Eliason, J. (2015) ‘“Don’t Leave Us Behind”: The Importance of Mentoring for Underrepresented Minority Faculty’. American Educational Research Journal, 52(1), 40–72.
https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831214563063

Zambrana, R.E., Harvey Wingfield, A., Lapeyrouse, L.M., Dávila, B.A., Hoagland, T.L. and Valdez, R.B. (2017) ‘Blatant, Subtle, and Insidious: URM Faculty Perceptions of Discriminatory Practices in Predominantly White Institutions’. Sociological Inquiry, 87: 207-232.
https://doi.org/10.1111/soin.12147

 

Audiovisual Resources

Terri Givens in conversation with Toni Haastrup: Diversity, Academia, European Studies

Terri Givens – JCMS Annual Lecture 2018 ‘Immigration, Race & Populism: Politics & Policy from Colonialism to Brexit’

Presentations from the Inaugural DIMES workshop

Podcasts of interviews between DIMES project participants


 

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