Resources for thinking through race and gender within Geography

Juanita Sundberg suggested that we accompany the manifesto with a bibliography of work that inspired it.  The list below is an excellent tutorial for thinking through the power relations that shape many aspects of our field, from conferences to fieldwork.  To be clear, this is not a bibliography of work by geographers about race and gender in society; it is a bibliography of work on the dynamics of race and gender within the discipline itself.

We chose to put the list in chronological rather than alphabetical order so you can see how the conversation has changed over time.

If you see things we should add, please send them my way.


Bibliography on the dynamics of race and gender within the discipline of Geography

Monk, J. and S. Hanson (1982) On not excluding half of the human in human geography. The Professional Geographer 34: 11–23.

Sanders, R. (1990). Integrating race and ethnicity into Geographic gender studies. The Professional Geographer, 42(2), 228-231.

Kobayashi, A. 1994. Coloring the field: Gender, “Race,” and the politics of fieldwork. The Professional Geographer, 46(1), 73-80.

Bonnett, A., 1997. Geography, ‘Race’ and Whiteness: Invisible Traditions and Current Challenges. Area 29, 193–199.

Jackson, S., & Howitt, R. 1998. Some things do change: Indigenous rights, geographers and geography in australia. Australian Geographer, 29(2), 155.

Kobayashi, A. 1999. “race” and racism in the classroom: Some thoughts on unexpected moments. Journal of Geography, 98(4), 179-182.

Sanders, R. 1999. Introducing “white privilage” into the classroom: Lessons from finding a way. The Journal of Geography, 98(4), 169.

Dwyer, O. 1999. Teaching about race and racism in geography: Classroom and curriculum perspectives. Journal of Geography, 98(4), 176-179.

Multiple authors. 2000. Professional Geographer 52(4). Focus Section on Women in Geography in the 21st Century

Domosh, Mona. 2000. “Unintentional transgressions and other reflections on the job search process,” Professional Geographer Focus Section on Women in Geography in the 21st century, 52/4:703-708.

Dwyer, O., Jones III, J.P., 2000. White socio-spatial epistemology. Social & Cultural Geography 1 (2), 209–222.

Gilmore, Ruth 2002. Fatal couplings of power and difference: notes on racism and geography, Professional Geographer, 54(1), pp. 15–24.

Mahtani, Minelle. 2002. Women graduate students of colour in geography: increased ethnic and racial diversity or maintenance of the status quo? The Great Lakes Geographer, 9(1), pp. 11–18.

Peake, Linda & Kobayashi, Audrey. 2002. Policies and practices for an antiracist geography at the millennium, Professional Geographer, 54(1), pp. 50–61.

Pulido, Laura. 2002. Reflections on a white discipline, Professional Geographer, 54(1), pp. 42–49.

Schein, Richard. 2002. Race, racism and geography: an introduction, Professional Geographer, 54(1), pp. 1–5.

Mahtani, M. 2004. Mapping race and gender in the academy: The experiences of women of colour faculty and graduate students in Britain, the US and Canada. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 28(1): 91-99.

Peterson, V. S. (2005) How (the meaning of) gender matters in political economy. New Political Economy 10(4): 499-521.

Mahtani, M. 2006. Challenging the ivory tower: Proposing anti-racist geographies within the academy. Gender, Place & Culture, 13(1), 21-25.

Kobayashi, A. 2006. Why women of colour in geography? Gender, Place & Culture, 13(1), 33-38.

Liu, L. Y. 2006. On being ‘hen’s teeth’: Interdisciplinary practices for women of color in geography. Gender, Place & Culture, 13(1), 39-48.

Sanders, R. 2006. Social justice and women of color in geography: Philosophical musings, trying again. Gender, Place & Culture, 13(1), 49-55.

Louis, R. P. 2007. Can you hear us now? voices from the margin: Using indigenous methodologies in geographic research. Geographical Research, 45(2), 130-139.

Johnson, J. T., Cant, G., Howitt, R., & Peters, E. 2007. Creating Anti‐colonial geographies: Embracing indigenous peoples’ knowledges and rights. Geographical Research, 45(2), 117-120.

Berg L, 2012, “Geographies of identity I: Geography – (neo)liberalism— white supremacy”  Progress in Human Geography 36(4) 508-517

Bonds, A. (2013) Racing economic geography: The place of race in economic geography. Geography Compass 7(6): 398-411.

Faria, C. and Mollett, S. Critical feminist reflexivity and the politics of whiteness in the “field”. Gender, Place and Culture. DOI:10.1080/0966369X.2014.958065

Mollett, S. 2013 Mapping Deception: The politics of mapping Miskito and Garifuna space in Honduras. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(5): 1227-1241.

Mollett, S. and Faria, C. 2013 Messing with Gender in Feminist Political Ecology. Geoforum, 45:116-125.

Adams, Joy K, Patricia Solís & Jean McKendry (2014) The Landscape ofDiversity in U.S. Higher Education Geography, The Professional Geographer, 66:2, 183-194, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2012.735935

Clancy, K, R Nelson, J Rutherford, and K Hinde. 2014. “Survey of academic field experiences (SAFE): Trainees report harassment and assault” PLOS. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102172 [Note: This article does not focus on Geography, but it clearly raises issues that Geographers experience in the field]

Kobayashi, A. 2014. The dialectic of race and the discipline of geography. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104(6), 1101-1115.

Kobayashi, A., Lawson, V., & Sanders, R. 2014. A commentary on the whitening of the public university: The context for diversifying geography. The Professional Geographer, 66(2), 230-235.

Mahtani M, 2014, “Toxic geographies: absences in critical race thought and practice in social  and cultural geography” Social and Cultural Geography 15(4) 359-367

Domosh, Mona. 2015.

Maddrell, Avril, Kendra Strauss, Nicola Thomas, and Stephanie Wyse. 2015. “Mind the gap: Gender disparities still to be addressed in UK Higher Education geography.” Area. doi: 10.1111/area.12223.

Price, Patricia (2015) Race and ethnicity III: Geographies of Diversity. Progress in Human Geography 39 (4): 497-506

Joshi S, McCutcheon P, Sweet E, 2015, “Visceral Geographies of Whiteness and Invisible Microaggressions” ACME 14(1) 298-323


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