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A Multidisciplinary Bibliography
Education
Pedagogy & Philosophy
Fame, Fortune & Romance by Karin Turner Black feminist pedagogy is designed to raise the political consciousness of students by introducing a worldview with an afocentric orientation to reality, and the inclusion of gender and patriarchy as central to an understanding of all historical phenomena.
Gloria Joseph

Ahmed, Sara. "Embodying Diversity: Problems and Paradoxes for Black Feminists." Race, Ethnicity, & Education 12, no. 1 (March 2009): 41-52.

Banks, Ingrid. "Resistance in Two Acts: Practical and Ideological Implications." Feminist Teacher 12, no. 1 (1998): 29-39.

Beauboeuf-Lafontant, Tamara. "A Womanist Experience of Caring: Understanding the Pedagogy of Exemplary Black Women Teachers." Urban Review 34, no. 1 (March 2002): 71-86.

Bhabnani, K. K. "Talking Racism and Editing Women's studies." In Thinking Feminist: Key Concepts in Feminist Studies, eds. D. Richardson and V. Robinson. New York: Guilford Press, 1993.

Bracey, Earnest N. "Black Studies, and Black Feminism at Colleges and Universitites: The Curriculum Debate." In Prophetc Insight: The Higher Education and Pedagogy of African Americans. New York: University Press of America, 1999.

Brock, Rochelle. "Recovering From 'Yo mama is so stupid': (En)gendering a Critical Paradigm on Black Feminist Theory and Pedagogy." Internatonal Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 24, no. 3 (May-June 2011): 379-396.

          . Sista Talk: The Personal and the Pedagogical. New York: Peter Lang, 2005

Brown, Elsa Barkley. "African-American Women's Quilting: A Framework For Conceptualizing and Teaching African-American Women's History." In Black Women in America: Social Science Perspectives, ed. Micheline R. Malson et al. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. Originally published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 14, no. 4 (1989).

Brown, Kimberly Nichele. "Useful Anger: Confrontation and Challenge in the Teaching of Gender, Race, and Violence." In Women of Color Faculty in the White Classroom. ed. Lucila Vargas. New York: Peter Lang, 2002.

Brown, Ruth Nicole. Black Girlhood Celebration: Toward a Hip-Hop Feminist Pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Butler, Johnnella E. "Minority Studies and Women's Studies: Do We Want to Kill a Dream?" Women's Studies International Forum 7, no. 3 (1984): 135-138.

          . "Toward a Plural and Equitable Society." Women's Studies Quarterly 10, no. 2 (1982): 10-11.

Chang, Grace. "Where's the Violence? The Promise and Perils of Teaching Women of Color Studies." Black Women, Gender & Families 1, no. 1 (forthcoming Spring 2007).

Collins, Patricia Hill. "Learning From the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought." In (En)Gendering Knowledge: Feminists in Academe, eds. Joan Hartman and Ellen Messer-Davidow.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Cooper, Anna Julia. "The Higher Education of Women." In A Voice of the South, By a Black Woman of the South. Xenia, Ohio: Aldine Printing House, 1892. Reprint, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988). Reprinted in The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper: Including A Voice From the South and Other Important Essays, Papers, and Letters, eds. Charles Lemert and Esme Bhan, (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

          . "On Education." In The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper: Including A Voice From the South and Other Important Essays, Papers, and Letters, eds. Charles Lemert and Esme Bhan. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.

Davis, Angela Y. "Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspective." Women, Race and Class. New York: Random House, 1981.

Dillard, Cynthia B. "Leading With Her Life: An African American Feminist (Re)Interpretation of Leadership for an Urban High School Principal. " Educational Administration Quarterly 31, no. 4 (1995): 539-63.

          . "The Power of Call, the Necessity of Response: African World Feminist Voices as the Catalysts for Educational Change and Social Empowerment." Initiatives 56, no. 3 (1994): 9-22.

Dorsey, Allison. "'White Girls' and 'Strong Black Women'". In Twenty-First Century Feminist Classrooms: Pedagogies of Identity and Diffrence, eds. Amie A. MacDonald and Susan Sanchez-Casal. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Douglas, Kelley Brown. "Teaching Woamnist Theology." In Living in the Intersection:Womanism and Afrocentrism in Theology, ed. Cheryl Anne Sanders.Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1995.

Few, April L. "Integrating Black Consciousness and Critical Race Feminism Into Family Studies Research." Journal of Family Issues (April 2007): 452-773.

Foster, Michele. "Othermothers: Exploring the Educational Philosophy of Black American Women Teachers." In Feminism and Social Justice Education: International Perspectives, eds. Madeleine Arnot and Kathleen Weiler. Washington DC: Falmer Press, 1993.

Gant-Britton, Lisbeth. "African Women and Visual Culture: A Sample Syllabus." Camera Obscura 36 (1995): 85-117.

Garth, Phyllis Ham. "A New Knowledge: Feminism From an Africentric Perspective." Thresholds in Education 20, nos. 2-3, (1994): 8-13.

Grant, Linda. "Helpers, Enforcers, and Go-Betweens: Black Females in Elementary School Classrooms." In Women of Color in U.S. Society, eds. Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.

Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. "A Black Feminist Perspective on Transforming the Academy: The Case of Spelman College." In Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women, eds. Stanlie M. James and Abena P.A. Busia. New York: Routledge, 1993.

          . "Whiter Black Women's Studies. Interview." Interview by Evelynn M. Hammonds. Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 9, no. 3 (1997): 31-45.

          . "Engaging Difference: Racial and Global Perspectives in Graduate Women's Studies Education." Feminist Studies 24, no. 2 (1998): 327-332.

          . "Shifting Contexts: Lessons From Integrating Black, Gender and African Diaspora Studies." Women's Studies Quarterly 26, nos. 3-4 (Fall 1998): 17-24).

Haile, Barbara J., and Audreye E. Johnson. "Teaching and Learning About Black Women: The Anatomy of a Course." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 6, no. 1 (1989): 69-73.

Hawkins, B. Denise. "Blending Blackness with the Feminist Agenda." Black Issues in Higher Education 11 March 1993, 13-14.

Henderson, Mae G. "What it Means to Teach the Other When the Other is Self." Callaloo 17, no. 2 (1994): 432-438.

          . "'Where by the way is the )?': A Case for (Re)Framing Black Cultural Studies." Journal of the Modern Language Association 27, no. 1 (1994: 42-50. Reprinted in Callaloo 19, no. 1 (1996): 60-67.

Higginbotham, Elizabeth. "Designing an Inclusive Curriculum: Bringing All Women Into the Core." In Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. New York: New Press, 1995. Originally published in Women's Studies Quarterly 18 (Spring-Summer 1990): 7-23.

Higginbotham, Elizabeth, and Sarah Watts. "The New Scholarship on Afro-American Women." Women's Studies Quarterly 16, nos. 1-2 (1988): 12-21.

hooks, bell. "From Scepticism to Feminism." Women's Review of Books 7, no. 5 (1990): 29-.

          . "Pedagogy and Political Commitment: A Comment." Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black.Boston: South End Press, 1989

          . Teaching to Transgress: Education As the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, 1994.

          . "Toward a Revolutionary Feminist Pedagogy." Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black.Boston: South End Press, 1989.

Huckaby, M. Francyne. "Much More Than Power: The Pedagogy of Promiscuous Black Feminism." International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE) 26, no. 5 (May 2013): 567-579.

Hull, Gloria T., and Barbara Smith. "The 'Bridge' Between Black Studies and Women's Studies: Black Women's Studies." Women's Studies Quarterly 10, no. 2 (1982): 12-13.

          . "The Politics of Black Women's Studies." In All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies, eds. Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott and Barbara Smith. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1982.

Hull, Gloria T., Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith, eds. All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1982.

James, Joy. "Experience, Reflection, Judgment and Action: Teaching Theory, Talking Community." In Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed, eds. Diane Bell, and Renate Klein. North Melbourne, Australia: Spinifex Press, 1996. Reprinted in Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed, eds., Diane Bell and Renata Klein, (North Melbourne, Australia: Spinifex Press, 1996).

          . "Reflections on Teaching: Gender, Race and Class." Feminist Teacher 5, no. 3 (1991).

Joseph, Gloria. "Black Feminist Pedagogy and Schooling in Capitalist White America." In Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, ed. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. New York: New Press, 1995. Originally published in Bowles and Gintes Revisited: Correspondence and Contradiction in Educational Theory, ed. Mike Cole (New York: Falmer, 1988).

Kakli, Zenub. "Doing the Work: A Portrait of an African American Mother as an Education Activist." Urban Review 43, no. 2 (June 2011): 175-195.

Kirkland, David E. "4 Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide/When Social Networking Was Enuf: A Black Feminist Perspective on Literacy Online." In Adolescents' Online Literacies: Connecting Classrooms, Digital Media & Popular Culture, ed . Donna E. Alvermann. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.

Ladson-Billings, Gloria. " Lifting as They Climb: The Womanist Tradition in Multicultural Education". In Multicultural Education, Transformative Knowledge, and Action: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, ed. James A. Banks. New York: Teachers College Press, 1996.

Leatherman, Courtney. "At a Black College, Race Takes Precedent over Gender." Chronicle of Higher Education. 14 July 1993, sec. A, p. 13.

Lee, Valerie. "Strategies for Teaching Black Women's Literature in a White Context." Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 6, no. 1 (1989): 74-76.

Lemons, Gary L. Black Male Outsider: Teaching as a Pro-Feminist Man. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008.

Loder-Jackson, Tondra L. "Bridging the Legacy of Activism Across Generations: Life Stories of African American Educators in Post-Civil Rights Birmingham." Urban Review 343, no. 2 (June 2011): 151-174.

McKay, Nellie. "Beyond the Story: Reading Black Women's Lives in Madison, Wisconsin." Women's Studies Quarterly 21, nos. 3-4 (1993): 164-171.

Militz-Frielink, Sarah. "Toward a Liberatory Pedagogy: A Genealogy of Black Feminist Spirituality." Black History Bulletin 77 no. 2 (Fall 2014): 16-21.

Mogadime, Dolana. "Black Girls/Black Women-Centered Texts and Black Teachers as Othermothers." Journal of the Association for the Research on Mothering 2, no. 2 (2000): 222-233.

Montie, Mary. Where Are All the Gifted Black Girls? Giving High School Girls Voice Via Qualitative Research Approach and Black Feminist Theory. Ph.D diss., Wayne State University, 2013.

Oesterreich, Heather A. "From 'Crisis' to 'Activist': The Everyday Freedom Legacy of Black Feminisms." Race, Ethnicity and Education 10, no. 1 (March 2007): 1-20.

Omolade, Barbara. "A Black Feminist Pedagogy." The Rising Song of African American Women. New York: Routledge, 1994. Originally published in Women's Studies Quarterly 15, nos. 3-4 (1987): 32-39. Reprinted in Women's Studies Quarterly 21, nos. 3-4 (1993): 31-38.

          . The Silence and the Song: Toward a Black Woman's History, Through a Language of Her Own." The Rising Song of African American Women. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Phillip, Mary-Christie. "Feminism in Black and White." Black Issues in Higher Education 10, no. 1 (11 March 1993): 12-17.

Pough, Gwendolyn D. "You Can't See Me / You Betta Recognize: Using Rap to Bridge Gaps in the Classroom." In Check it While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.

Pratt-Clarke, Menah A.E. Critical Race, Feminism, and Education: A Social Justice Model. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Ringrose, Jessica. "Troubling Agency and 'Choice': A Psychosocial Analysis of Students' Negotiations of Black Feminist 'Intersectionality' Discourses in Women's Studies." Women's Studies Intermational Forum 30 (2007): 264-278.

Russell, Michele. "Black-Eyed Blues Connections: Teaching Black Women." In All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies, eds. Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott and Barbara Smith. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1982. Reprinted in Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching, eds Margo Culley, and Catherine Portuges. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987.


Sanders, Cheryl J. "Afrocentric and Womanist Approaches to Theological Education." In

Living in the Intersection:Womanism and Afrocentrism in Theology, ed. Cheryl Anne Sanders. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1995.

Smith, Barbara. "Teaching About Black Women Writers." Women's Studies Quarterly 25, no. 1-2 (1997): 100-102.

Spelman, Vicky. "Combating the Marginalization of Black Women in the Classroom." Women's Studies Quarterly 10, no. 2 (1982): 15-16. Reprinted in In Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching, eds Margo Culley and Catherine Portuges. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987.

Stetson, Erlene. "Studying Slavery: Some Literary and Pedagogical Considerations on the Black Female Slave." In All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies, eds. Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith.Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1982.

Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn. "Teaching the History of Black Women: A Bibliographical Essay." Women's Studies Quarterly 9, no. 2 (1981): 16-17.

Terhune, Carol Parker. "Coping in Isolation: The Experiences of Black Women in White Communities." Journal of Black Studies 38, no. 4 (March 2008): 547-564.

Thompson, Audrey. "Not the Color Purple: Black Feminist Lessons for Educational Caring." Harvard Educational Review 68, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 522-554.

Wallace, Michele. "Tim Rollins + K.O.S.: The 'Amerika Series." In Amerika: Tim Rollins + K.O.S., ed. Gary Garrels. New York: Dia Arts Foundation, 1989.

Walter, John C. "Gender and the Transformation of a Survey Course in Afro-American History." In Transforming the Curriculum: Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies, eds. Johnella E. Butler and John C. Walter. New York: State University Press of New York, 1991.

Washington, Mary Helen. "How Racial Differences Helped Us Discover Our Common Ground.". In Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching, eds Margo Culley and Catherine Portuges. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987.

          . "Teaching Black-Eyed Susans: An Approach to the Study of Black Women Writers." In All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies, eds. Gloria T. Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1982.

Williams, Shawn D. "Black Feminist Thought: Implications for a Transformative Women's Education." Thresholds in Education 22, no. 1 (1996): 37-41.

Wissman, Kelly K. "'Rise Up!': Literacties, Lived Experiences, and Identities Within and In-School 'Other Space'." Research in Teaching of English 45, no. 4 (May 2011): 405-438.

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