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A Multidisciplinary Bibliography
Snapshot by Karin Turner
Adegbalola, Gaye. "Identifying Blues: An Interview with Lesbian Blues Musician and Lyricist Gaye Adegbalola." Interview by Carmen Phelps. Jounral of Lesbian Studies 15, no. 1 (2011): 83-94.

Alexander, Elizabeth. "An Interview with Elizabeth Alexander." Interview by Christine Phillip. Callaloo 19, no. 2 (Spring 1996): 493-507.

Baldwin, James, and Audre Lorde. "Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde." Essence 15 (December 1984): 72+.

Bambara, Toni Cade. "Commitment: Toni Cade Bambara Speaks." Interview by Beverly Guy-Sheftall. In Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature, eds. Roseann P. Bell, Bettye J. Parker and Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1979.

          . "Searching for the Mother Tongue: An Interview with Toni Cade Bambara." In Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara, eds. Linda Janet Holmes, and Cheryl A. Wall. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007.

Billops, Camille. "Camille Billops: An Interview." Interview by Samella Lewis. The International Review of African American Art 10, no.4 (Spring 1993): 24-38

Blackman, Toni. "It's On the Women: An Interview With Toni Blackman." Interview by Elaine Richardson. In Home Girls Make Some Noise: Hip Hop Feminism Anthology, eds. Gwendolyn D. Pough, et al. Mira Loma, CA: Parker Publishing, 2007.

Butler, Octavia. "An Interview With Octavia Butler." Interview by Randall Kenan. Callaloo 14, no. 2 (1991): 495-504.

Chisholm, Cheryl. "Mothers and Daughters Talking Together: An Interview with Filmmaker Cheryl Chisholm. "Interviewed by McPhail, Fabienne. Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women 4, no. 2 (1987): 53+.

Chisolm, Shirley. "Chisolm Calls it Quits." Interview by Les Payne. Essence August 1982, 72-74 +.

Cliff, Michelle. "An Interview With Michelle Cliff." Interview by Beth Hodges. Gay Community News 7 February 1981, 8-9.

Cole, Johnetta B. "Black Scholar Interviews: Dr. Johnetta B. Cole." The Black Scholar 19, no. 6 (1988): 60-64.

Davis, Angela Y. "Angela Y. Davis." In African American Philosophers: 17 Conversations, ed George Yancy. New York: Routledge, 1998.

          . "An Interview on the Futures of Black Radicalism." Interview by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin." In Futures of Black Radicalism, eds. Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin. New York: Verso, 2017.

          . "Angela Y. Davis: Reflections on Race, Class, and Gender in the USA." Interview by Lisa Lowe. In Race, Identity, and Citizenship: A Reader. eds., Rodolfo D. Torres, Louis F Miron, and Jonathan Xavier Inda. Malden: Massachusettes, 1999.

          . "Complexity, Activism, Optimism: An Interview with Angela Y. Davis (The Past Before Us: Twenty Years of Feminism)." Feminist Review 31 (Spring 1989): 66+.

          . "Sexual Coercion, Prisons and Feminist Responses." Interview by Eduardo Mendieta. In Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2006.

          . "Q&A Angela Davis." Nation 299, no. 11 (September 15, 2014): 5.

Davis, Dana-Ain Davis. "An Interview with Dana-Ain Davis." Interview by Gretchen Ahrens and Gabriela Escamilla. Society for Applied Anthropology News 2018.

Gomez, Jewell. "It's in Her Blood: Jewell Gomez Talks About Activism, Feminist Playwriting, and a Kinder, Gentler Vampirism." Iris: a Journal About Women 49 (Fall-Winter 2004): 18-22.

Gumbs, Alexis Pauline. "Good News About Feminism and Black Love." Interview by Jabari Asim. Crisis 123, no. 4 (Fall 2016): 29-31.

Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. "Whither Black Women's Studies. Interview." Interview by Evelynn M. Hammonds. Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 9, no. 3 (1997): 31-45. Reprinted in Women's Studies on the Edge, ed. Joan Wallach Scott. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.)

Hammonds, Evelynn. "Never Meant to Survive - A Black Womans's Journey: An Interview with Evelynn Hammonds by Aimee Sands." In Women, Science and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Studies, eds. Mary Wyer, Mary Barbercheck, Donna Giesman, Hatice Orun Ozturk, and Marta Wayne. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Harris, Thomas Allen. "Black Feminism and Queer Families: A Conversation with Thomas Allen Harris." Interview by Laura A. Harris. African American Review 36, no. 2 (2002): 273-282.

Henderson, Mae. "The State of Our Art: Black Feminist Theory in the 1990s." Interview by Women's Review. In Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

hooks, bell. "An Interview with bell hooks by Gloria Watkins: No, Not Talking Back, January 1989." In Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics.Boston: South End Press, 1990.

          . "What Would bell hooks Say?" Interview by Jennifer Williams. Ms. (Spring 2011): 40-43.

James, Joy. "Dialogue with Joy James." Interview by Larvester Gaither. Gaither Reporter 30 May 1997, 4-.

          . "Joy James." In African American Philosophers: 17 Conversations, ed George Yancy. New York: Routledge, 1998.

Jordan, Diann. Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women Scientists on Race, Gender and Their Passion for Science. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2006.

Lorde, Audre. "Above the Wind: An Interview With Audre Lorde." Interview by Rowell, Charles H. Callaloo 14, no. 1 (1991): 83-95.

          .Conversations with Audre Lorde, ed. Joan Wylie Hall. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004.

          . "'So Who's Giving Guarantees?': An Interview with Audre Lorde." Interview by Anita Cornwell. Sinister Wisdom 4 (Fall 1977): 15-21.

Mansbridge and Barbara Smith. "How Did Feminism Get to Be 'All White'?: A Conversation Between Jane Mansbridge and Barbara Smith." American Prospect 11, no.1 (March 2000): 32.

McDowell, Deborah. "An Interview with Deborah McDowell." Interview by Fraiman, Susan. Critical Texts: A Review of Theory and Criticism 6, no. 3 (1989): 13-29.

McKay, Nellie, Patrica Hill Collins, Mae Henderson and June Jordan. "State of the Art." Women's Review of Books 8 (February 1991): 5+

Morgan, Joan. "An Interview with Joan Morgan." Interview by Faedra Chatard Carpenter. Callaloo 29, no. 3 (2006): 764-772.

Morrison, Toni. "A Conversation with Toni Morrison." Interview by Judith Wilson. Essence July 1981, 84-86+. Reprinted in Conversations with Toni Morrison, ed. Taylor-Guthrie, Danille, (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994).

          . Conversations with Toni Morrison. ed. Danille Taylor-Guthrie. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

          . "I Will Always Be a Writer." Interview by Jessica Harris. Essence December 1976, 54-.

          . "An Interview with Toni Morrison." Interview by Nellie McKay. Contemporary Literature 24, no. 4 (1983): 413-429.

Ringgold, Faith. "For the Women's House." Interview by Michele Wallace. Invisibility Blues: From Pop to Theory. New York: Verso, 1990. Originally published in Feminist Art Journal (April 1972).

Robinson, Lori S. "A Feminist Vision: Black Women Challenge the Community to Examine Issues of Gender, Race and Class.Interview. Emerge, March 1995, 20-23.

Rose, Tricia, compiler. Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy. New York: Farrar, Straus and Gioux, 2003.

Scott, Kesho Yvonne. The Habit of Surviving: Black Women's Strategies for Life. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Shange, Ntozake. "At the Heart of Shange's Feminism: An Interview." Interview by Neal A. Lester. Black American Literature Forum 24, no. 4 (Winter 1990): 717+

          . "Ntozake Shange. "Interview by Mary Helen Washington. In The Playwright's Art: Conversations with Contemporary American Dramatists, ed. Jackson R. Bryer. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean. "Played In Full: In Pimps Up, Ho's Down, T. Dedean Sharpley-Whiting Asks Where Hip Hop Went Wrong for Women." Interview by Andi Zeisler. Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, no. 36 (Summer 2007): 40-43.

Smith, Barbara. "Barbara Smith and Kitchen Table Women of Color Press." Interview by Terri L. Jewel. Hot Wire: The Journal of Women's Music and Culture 6, no. 2 (31 May 1990): 20+.

          . "Here's the Movement: Let's Start Building." Interview by Kim Diehl. Colorlines 3, no. 3 (Fall 2000): 28-31.

          . "Making History: An Interview With Barbara Smith." Interview by Terrance Heath. Lambda Book Report. 6, no. 11 (June 1998): 1-3.

Smith, Barbara, and Bevery Guy-sheftall. "What Would Harriet Do? A Legacy of Resistance and Activism: A Conversation with Barbara Smith and Beverly Guy Sheftall, Moderated by Paula Giddings." Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 12, no. 2 (2014): 123-141.

Smith, Barbara, and Beverly Smith. "Across the Kitchen Table: A Sister-to-Sister Dialogue." In This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, eds. Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua. New York: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1983.

Smith, Cauleen. "Interview With Cauleen Smith." Interview by Scott MacDonald. Camera Obscura 36 (September 1995): 119-133.

Spillers, Hortense.Interview by Tim Haslett.February 1998. 4 February 1998 <>.

Tate, Claudia, ed. Black Women Writers at Work. Interviews. New York: Continuum, 1983.

Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, et al. How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2017.

Walker, Alice. "Alice Walker on Finding Your Bliss." Interview by Evelyn C. White. Ms. September-October 1988, 42-50.

          . The World Has Changed: Conversations With Alice Walker. Edited by Rudolph P. Byrd. New York: New Press, 2010.

Walker, Kara. "A Dialogue with Kara Walker." Interview by Thelma Golden. In Kara Walker: Pictures From Another Time, ed. Annette Dixon. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michighan Museum of Art, 2002.

Wallace, Michele. "Beyond Black Macho: An Interview With Michele Wallace." Interview by Karen Boorstein. Black American Literature Forum 18 (Winter 1984): 63-67.

          . "An Interview". Interview by The Harvard Advocate. In Dark Designs and Visual Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004.

          . ":Multicultural Blues: An Interview with Michele Wallace". Interview by Jim Drobnick. In Dark Designs in Visual Culture Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004.

Williams, Patricia J. "An Interview With Patricia J. Williams." Interview by Charles H. Howell. Callaloo 19, no. 4 (1996): 823-835.

          . "Patricia Williams: Inflecting Critical Race theory (An Interview)." Interview by Quidsia Mirza. Feminist Legal Studies. 7, no. 2 (1999): 111-132.

Wilson, Debra. "Back in Black" Curve 14, no. 6 (October 2004): 49.

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