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Critical Pedagogy Resources

Here you will find bibliographic references to books, articles, and videos concerning the theorization and practice of critical pedagogy. At the end of the list are links to additional critical pedagogy resources on the web.

Books & Articles

Abdi, Ali A. and George Richardson, eds. Decolonizing Democratic Education: Trans-disciplinary Dialogues. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2008.

Adesokan, Akin. "Agamben at Legon, or, Teaching 'Theory' in an African University." East African Literary and Cultural Studies 2, no. 3–4 (2016): 70–83.

Alcoff, Linda Martín. "Educating with a (De)colonial Consciousness." Lapiz 1 (2014): 4–18.

Alvarado, Karina O., Alicia Ivonne Estrada, and Ester E. Hernández, eds. U.S. Central Americans: Reconstructing Memories, Struggles, and Communities of Resistance. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2017.

Amsler, Sarah S. "From 'Therapeutic' to Political Education: The Centrality of Affective Sensibility in Critical Pedagogy." Critical Studies in Education 52 (2011): 47–63.

Asgharzadeh, Alireza. "The Return of the Subaltern: International Education and Politics of Voice." Journal of Studies in International Education 12, no. 4 (2008): 334–363.

Belausteguigoitia, Marisa. "Strategies for a Transnational Reading of Border Writers: Gloria Anzaldúa, Rosellano Castellanos, and Subcommandante Marcos: Pairing a Triangle." In Translocalities/Translocalidades: Feminist Politics of Translation in Latin/a Américas, edited by Sonia E. Alvarez, Claudia de Lima Costa, Veronica Feliu, Rebecca Hester, Norma Klahn, and Millie Thayer, 107–129. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013.

Belausteguigoitia, Marisa and María del Socorro Gutíerrez Magallanes. "Chicana/o and Latina/o Literary Studies in México." In The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature, edited by Suzanne Bost and Frances R. Aparicio, 95–106. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Bozalek, Vivienne, Ronelle Carolissen, and Brenda Leibowitz. "A Pedagogy of Critical Hope in South African Higher Education." In Discerning Critical Hope in Educational Practices, edited by Vivienne Bozalek, Brenda Leibowitz, Ronelle Carolissen, and Megan Boler, 40–54. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Carrillo, Juan F. (2013). "I always knew I was gifted: Latino males and the Mestiz@ Theory of Intelligences (MTI)." Berkeley Review of Education 4, no. 1 (2013): 70–95.

Cervantes-Soon, Claudia G. "Testimonios of life and learning in the borderlands: Subaltern Juárez girls speak." Equity & Excellence in Education 45, no. 3 (2012): 373–391.

Cervantes-Soon, Claudia G. and Juan F. Carrillo. "Toward a Pedagogy of Border Thinking: Building on Latin@ Students' Subaltern Knowledge." The High School Journal 99, no. 4 (2016): 282–301.

Cowden, Stephen and Gurnam Singh. Acts of Knowing: Critical Pedagogy In, Against, and Beyond the University. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.

Delgado Bernal, Dolores. Chicana/Latina Education in Everyday Life: Feminista Perspectives on Pedagogy and Epistemology. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006.

Delgado Bernal, Dolores and Enrique Alemán, Jr. Transforming Educational Pathways for Chicana/o Students: A Critical Race Feminista Praxis. New York: Teachers College Press, 2017.

Dotson, Kristie. "Conceptualizing Epistemic Suppression." Social Epistemology 28, no. 2 (2014): 115–138.

Eisenberg, Eve. "Things Fall Apart and the Pedagogy of Adichie’s Single Story." East African Literary and Cultural Studies 2, no. 3–4 (2016): 94–100.

Elenes, C. Alejandra. "Reclaiming the borderlands: Chicana/o identity, difference, and critical pedagogy." Educational Theory 47, no. 3 (1997): 359–375.

Elenes, C. Alejandra, Francisca E. Gonzalez, Dolores Delgado Bernal, and Sofia Villenas. "Introduction: Chicana/Mexicana feminist pedagogies: Consejos, respeto, y educaciónin everyday life." International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 14, no. 5 (2001): 595–602.

Freire, Paulo. Education for Critical Consciousness. New York: Continuum, 2000.

———. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Translated by Myra Bergman Ramos. New York: Continuum, 2000.

Gaztambide-Fernández, Rubén A. "Decolonization and the pedagogy of solidarity." Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1, no. 1 (2012): 41–67.

Giroux, Henry A. On Critical Pedagogy. New York: Continuum, 2011.

Gonzalez Stokas, Ariana. "Teacher Formation and the Epistemic Suppression of Borinquen." Philosophy of Education 2015: 46–54.

hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Keyl, Shireen. "Subaltern Pedagogy: A Critical Theorizing of Pedagogical Practices for Marginalized Border-Crossers." International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 8, no. 1 (2017): 173–194. Link

Kohan, Walter Omar. The Inventive Schoolmaster: Simón Rodriguez. Translated by Vicki Jones and Jason Wozniak. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2015.

Lee, Tiffany S. "'I Came Here to Learn How to be a Leader': An Intersection of Critical Pedagogy and Indigenous Education." InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies 2, no. 1 (2006). Link.

Masolo, D. A. "Philosophy and Indigenous Knowledge: An African Perspective." Africa Today 50, no. 2 (2003): 21–38.

Odysseos, Louiza and Maïa Pal. "Toward Critical Pedagogies of the International? Student Resistance, Other-Regardedness, and Self-Formation in the Neoliberal University." International Studies Perspectives 19, no. 1 (2018): 1–26.

Ogude, James and Eileen Julien. "Locations, Epistemologies and Pedagogies." East African Literary and Cultural Studies 2, no. 3–4 (2016): 65–69. 

Perumal, Juliet. "Enacting Critical Pedagogy in an Emerging South African Democracy: Narratives of Pleasure of Pain." Education and Urban Society 48, no. 8 (2016), 743–766.

Rancière, Jacques. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Translated by Kristin Ross. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1991.

Romero, Augustine. "A Barrio Pedagogy: Identity, Intellectualism, Activism, and Academic Achievement through the Evolution of Critically Compassionate Intellectualism." Race Ethnicity and Education 12, no. 2 (2009): 217–233.

Routley, Laura. "Teaching Africa, Presenting, Representing and the Importance of Who Is in the Classroom." Politics 36, no. 4 (2016): 482–494.

Scott, Robert. "Using Critical Pedagogy to Connect Prison Education and Prison Abolitionism." St. Louis University Public Law Review 33, no. 2 (2014): 401–414.

Stevenson, Nick. "Critical Pedagogy, Democracy, and Capitalism: Education without Enemies or Borders." Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 32 (2010): 66–92.

Woodson, Carter G. The Mis-Education of the Negro. Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 2016.


Belausteguigoitia, Marisa. "Tilting Pedagogies as Utopian Intervention." Filmed March 2, 2013 at The Scholar & Feminist 2013: Utopia conference, Barnard College. Video, 24:04. Link.

Grosfoguel, Ramón. "Grosfoguel: Decolonizing the University (Racist/Sexist Epistemologies, 4 Genocides)." Video, 1:32:21. Link.

Other Resource Lists

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society Reading List
Put together by the journal Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society. It includes links to a number of online articles.

New York Stands with Standing Rock Syllabus
Divided into a number of different themes relating to the Standing Rock Collective’s resistance to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Almost all of the listed readings are available online and linked. Of particular importance from the perspective of Critical Pedagogy are the readings collected under the heading "Education, Schooling and Pedagogy" near the end of the list.

Puerto Rico Syllabus
Covers a range of issues related to the current economic crisis in Puerto Rico. Of particular interest are the sections on "Health & Education" and "Resistance and New Imaginaries."