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Natives against Nativism: Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France Natives against Nativism Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France Olivia C. Harrison 2023 Spring
Examining the intersection of Palestine solidarity movements and antiracist activism in France from the 1970s to the present
The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself Racial Myths and Our American Narratives David Mura 2023 Spring
Uncovering the pernicious narratives white people create to justify white supremacy and sustain racist oppression
The Unteachables: Disability Rights and the Invention of Black Special Education The Unteachables Disability Rights and the Invention of Black Special Education Keith A. Mayes 2022 Fall
How special education used disability labels to marginalize Black students in public schools
Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Native Agency Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Valerie Lambert 2022 Fall
What happens when American Indians take over an institution designed to eliminate them?
Meaningless Citizenship: Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Meaningless Citizenship Iraqi Refugees and the Welfare State Sally Wesley Bonet 2022 Fall
A searing critique of the “freedom” that America offers to the victims of its imperialist machinations of war and occupation
The Mandorla Letters: for the hopeful The Mandorla Letters for the hopeful Nicole Mitchell Gantt 2022 Fall
Afrofuturist memoir on jazz, collaboration, and the search for collective well-being
Afro-Sweden: Becoming Black in a Color-Blind Country Afro-Sweden Becoming Black in a Color-Blind Country Ryan Thomas Skinner 2022 Fall
A compelling examination of Sweden’s African and Black diaspora
Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Fearing the Immigrant Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto Parastou Saberi 2022 Fall
A fascinating deep dive into one city’s urban policy—and the anxiety over immigrants that informs it
A Voice but No Power: Organizing for Social Justice in Minneapolis A Voice but No Power Organizing for Social Justice in Minneapolis David Forrest 2022 Fall
Examining the work of social justice groups in Minneapolis following the 2008 recession
On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence On Posthuman War Computation and Military Violence Mike Hill 2022 Spring
Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself
Exceptionally Queer: Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism Exceptionally Queer Mormon Peculiarity and U.S. Nationalism K. Mohrman 2022 Spring
How perceptions of Mormonism from 1830 to the present reveal the exclusionary, racialized practices of the U.S. nation-state
My Life in the Purple Kingdom My Life in the Purple Kingdom BrownMark 2022 Spring
From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom
Justice at Work: The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Justice at Work The Rise of Economic and Racial Justice Coalitions in Cities Marc Doussard and Greg Schrock 2022 Spring
A pathbreaking look at how progressive policy change for economic justice has swept U.S. cities
Nothing Has to Make Sense: Upholding White Supremacy through Anti-Muslim Racism Nothing Has to Make Sense Upholding White Supremacy through Anti-Muslim Racism Sherene H. Razack 2022 Spring
How Western nations have consolidated their whiteness through the figure of the Muslim in the post-9/11 world
Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Media and the Affective Life of Slavery Allison Page 2022 Spring
How media shapes our actions and feelings about race
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice
Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now 2022 Spring
A call to arms exploring the protest movements of 2020 as they reverberated through the athletic world
We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World We Are Meant to Rise Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, Editors 2021 Fall
A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota
Settler Colonial City: Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis Settler Colonial City Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis David Hugill 2021 Fall
Revealing the enduring link between settler colonization and the making of modern Minneapolis
An Essay for Ezra: Racial Terror in America An Essay for Ezra Racial Terror in America Grant Farred 2021 Fall
An intensely personal, and philosophical, account of why white America’s racial unconscious is not so unconscious
Therapy Tech: The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Therapy Tech The Digital Transformation of Mental Healthcare Emma Bedor Hiland 2021 Fall
A pointed look at the state of tech-based mental healthcare and what we must do to change it
Tolerance and Risk: How U.S. Liberalism Racializes Muslims Tolerance and Risk How U.S. Liberalism Racializes Muslims Mitra Rastegar 2021 Fall
How apparently positive representations in U.S. media cast Muslims as a racial population
Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Sickening Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States Anne Pollock 2021 Fall
An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first century
The Digitally Disposed: Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value The Digitally Disposed Racial Capitalism and the Informatics of Value Seb Franklin 2021 Spring
Locates the deep history of digitality in the development of racial capitalism
Le Maya Q’atzij/Our Maya Word: Poetics of Resistance in Guatemala Le Maya Q’atzij/Our Maya Word Poetics of Resistance in Guatemala Emil’ Keme 2021 Spring
Bringing to the fore the voices of Maya authors and what their poetry tells us about resistance, sovereignty, trauma, and regeneration
The Black Reproductive: Unfree Labor and Insurgent Motherhood The Black Reproductive Unfree Labor and Insurgent Motherhood Sara Clarke Kaplan 2021 Spring
How Black women’s reproduction became integral to white supremacy, capitalism, and heteropatriarchy—and remains key to their dismantling
Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Romi Crawford, Editor 2021 Spring
A collaboration of artists and writers commemorates a powerful symbol for social justice and freedom on Chicago’s South Side
Sweetness in the Blood: Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes Sweetness in the Blood Race, Risk, and Type 2 Diabetes James Doucet-Battle 2021 Spring
A bold new indictment of the racialization of science
The Digital Black Atlantic The Digital Black Atlantic Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs, Editors 2021 Spring
Exploring the intersections of digital humanities and African diaspora studies
Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir Hope in the Struggle A Memoir Josie R. Johnson 2021 Spring
How a Black woman from Texas became one of the most well-known civil rights activists in Minnesota, detailing seven remarkable decades of fighting for fairness in voting, housing, education, and employment
The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876 The Children of Lincoln White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876 William D. Green 2021 Spring
How white advocates of emancipation abandoned African American causes in the dark days of Reconstruction, told through the stories of four Minnesotans
Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Breathing Race into the Machine The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics Lundy Braun 2021 Spring
How race became embedded in a medical instrument
Black Queer Flesh: Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Black Queer Flesh Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Alvin J. Henry 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity
Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota Nellie Francis Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota William D. Green 2020 Fall
The life and work of an African American suffragist and activist devoted to equality and freedom
As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance As We Have Always Done Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2021 Spring
How to build Indigenous resistance movements that refuse the destructive thinking of settler colonialism
The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Gender The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Gender Marquis Bey 2020 Fall
A complex articulation of the ways blackness and nonnormative gender intersect—and a deeper understanding of how subjectivities are formed
Sounds from the Other Side: Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Sounds from the Other Side Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Elliott H. Powell 2020 Fall
A sixty-year history of Afro–South Asian musical collaborations
Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Black Food Matters Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, Editors 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at Black food and the challenges it faces today
Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Infrastructures of Apocalypse American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Jessica Hurley 2020 Fall
A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures
Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy Cruelty as Citizenship How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy 2020 Fall
Why are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America such an affectively charged population for political conservatives?
Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify Essays Carolyn Holbrook 2020 Spring
The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community
Kill the Overseer!: The Gamification of Slave Resistance Kill the Overseer! The Gamification of Slave Resistance Sarah Juliet Lauro 2020 Fall
Explores the representation of slave revolt in video games—and the trouble with making history playable
Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Decarcerating Disability Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Liat Ben-Moshe 2020 Spring
This vital addition to carceral, prison, and disability studies draws important new links between deinstitutionalization and decarceration
News Parade: The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle News Parade The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle Joseph Clark 2020 Spring
A fascinating look at the United States’ conflicted relationship with news and the media, through the lens of the newsreel
An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States An Archive of Taste Race and Eating in the Early United States Lauren F. Klein 2020 Spring
A groundbreaking synthesis of food studies, archival theory, and early American literature
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 Degrees of Freedom The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 William D. Green 2020 Spring
The true story, and the black citizens, behind the evolution of racial equality in Minnesota
LatinX LatinX Claudia Milian 2020 Spring
Nationality is not enough to understand “Latin”-descended populations in the United States
Suspect Communities: Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror Suspect Communities Anti-Muslim Racism and the Domestic War on Terror Nicole Nguyen 2019 Fall
The first major qualitative study of “countering violent extremism” in key U.S. cities
Black Bourgeois: Class and Sex in the Flesh Black Bourgeois Class and Sex in the Flesh Candice M. Jenkins 2019 Fall
Exploring the forces that keep black people vulnerable even amid economically privileged lives
Burgers in Blackface: Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now Burgers in Blackface Anti-Black Restaurants Then and Now Naa Oyo A. Kwate 2019 Fall
A powerful account, and rebuke, of historical and contemporary racism in restaurant branding
Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Producers, Parasites, Patriots Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes 2019 Spring
The shifting meaning of race and class in the age of Trump
Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Prison Land Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America Brett Story 2019 Spring
From broken-window policing in Detroit to prison-building in Appalachia, exploring the expansion of the carceral state and its oppressive social relations into everyday life
A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None Kathryn Yusoff 2019 Spring
Rewriting the “origin stories” of the Anthropocene
Histories of the Transgender Child Histories of the Transgender Child Julian Gill-Peterson 2018 Fall
A groundbreaking twentieth-century history of transgender children
The Denial of Antiblackness: Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering The Denial of Antiblackness Multiracial Redemption and Black Suffering João H. Costa Vargas 2018 Fall
An incisive new look at the black diaspora, examining the true roots of antiblackness and its destructive effects on all of society
Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders Speaking of Indigenous Politics Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Editor 2018 Spring
“A lesson in how to practice recognizing the fundamental truth that every inch of the Americas is Indigenous territory.” —Robert Warrior, from the Foreword
Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation Power and Progress on the Prairie Governing People on Rosebud Reservation Thomas Biolsi 2018 Spring
A critical exploration of how modernity and progress were imposed on the people and land of rural South Dakota
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity Black on Both Sides A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton 2017 Fall
Uncovering the overlapping histories of blackness and trans identity from the nineteenth century to the present day
Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color Writing Human Rights The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color Crystal Parikh 2017 Fall
Reading works by American writers of color through the lens of human rights
A Third University Is Possible A Third University Is Possible la paperson 2017 Spring
Uncovering the decolonizing ghost in the colonizing machine
Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times Exposed Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times Stacy Alaimo 2016 Fall
A bold call to approach environmentalism from the inside out
A Curriculum of Fear: Homeland Security in U.S. Public Schools A Curriculum of Fear Homeland Security in U.S. Public Schools Nicole Nguyen 2016 Fall
Winner: American Association of Geographers Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography
Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance Farm Worker Futurism Speculative Technologies of Resistance Curtis Márez 2016 Spring
How one of America’s key social movements led the way in using new media for justice
Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women Claiming Place On the Agency of Hmong Women Chia Youyee Vang, Faith Nibbs and Ma Vang, Editors 2016 Spring
A field-defining book that illustrates how Hmong scholarship might progress
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction Speculative Blackness The Future of Race in Science Fiction André M. Carrington 2016 Spring
Examines race through fanzines, Star Trek, comic books, and Harry Potter
Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference Death beyond Disavowal The Impossible Politics of Difference Grace Kyungwon Hong 2015 Fall
Women of color feminism should have a voice in all discussions of contemporary neoliberalism
The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States The Value of Homelessness Managing Surplus Life in the United States Craig Willse 2015 Fall
How social welfare and social science came to reinforce, not combat, racialized housing insecurity
The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty The White Possessive Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty Aileen Moreton-Robinson 2015 Spring
How whiteness operationalizes race to colonize and displace Indigenous sovereignty
Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor Life Support Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor Kalindi Vora 2015 Spring
How global capitalism has turned human beings into a new form of biocapital
Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology Physics of Blackness Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology Michelle M. Wright 2015 Spring
Reveals how assumptions we make about time and space inhibit more inclusive definitions of Blackness
Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition Red Skin, White Masks Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition Glen Sean Coulthard 2014 Fall
Fundamentally questions prevailing ideas of settler colonialization and Indigenous resistance
The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent The Imperial University Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira, Editors 2014 Spring
From the front lines of the war on academic freedom, linking the policing of knowledge to the relationship between universities, militarism, and neoliberalism
Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low Nobody Is Supposed to Know Black Sexuality on the Down Low C. Riley Snorton 2014 Spring
How the “down low” media phenomenon reinforces troubling representations of black sexuality
Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science Native American DNA Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science Kim TallBear 2013 Fall
How identifying Native Americans is vastly more complicated than matching DNA
The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference The Reorder of Things The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference Roderick A. Ferguson 2012 Fall
A critical account of how academia and global capital appropriated the revolutionary fervor of the 1960s and 1970s
War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work War, Genocide, and Justice Cambodian American Memory Work Cathy J. Schlund-Vials 2012 Fall
Examining Cambodian American cultural production as memory work
The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination The Erotics of Sovereignty Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination Mark Rifkin 2012 Spring
How queer Native writers use the erotics of lived experience to challenge both federal and tribal notions of “Indianness”
Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition Suspended Apocalypse White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition Dylan Rodríguez 2009 Fall
Examines the Filipino American as a product of conquest, white supremacy, and racial empire
The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory The Amalgamation Waltz Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory Tavia Nyong’o 2009 Spring
Does racial hybridity offer a future beyond racial difference?
Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique Aberrations in Black Toward a Queer of Color Critique Roderick A. Ferguson 2003 Fall
A hard-hitting look at the regulation of sexual difference and its role in circumscribing African American culture
Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics Disidentifications Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics José Esteban Muñoz 1999 Spring
An important new perspective on the ways outsiders negotiate mainstream culture.