20 Books that Shaped My Thinking

The Dark Side of the Nation:  Essays on Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Gender by Himani Bannerji

Concepts and Categories: Philosophical Essays by Isaiah Berlin

Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s by Kathleen M. Blee

The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing by James Elkins

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Friere

The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society by Jurgen Habermas

Breaking Bread:  Insurgent Black Intellectual Life by bell hooks and Cornel West

Man’s Lot by Walter Kaufmann

The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common by Alphonso Lingis

Strange Fruit:  The Biography of a Song by David Margolick, Hilton Als, Ellis Marsalis

Playing in the Dark:  Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

Sexual Personae:  Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia

Vision, Race and Modernity:  A Visual Economy of the Andean World Image by Deborah Poole

Jazz Cleopatra:  Josephine Baker and her Time by Phyllis Rose

Culture and Imperialism by Edward W. Said

Race and the Education of Desire:  Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things by Ann Laura Stoler

The March of Folly:  From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W. Tuchman

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson

White Mythologies:  Writing History and the West by Robert Young

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