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Reparative Epistemologies Resources

This list, compiled by Ariana González Stokas, Dean of Inclusive Excellence at Bard College, provides references and, where possible, links to resources for the study of reparative epistemologies.


Ahmed, Sara. On Being Included. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism, translated by Joan Pinkham. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2000.

Dashidorzhieva, B.V. "Lacuna As a Phenomenon of Culture." Link.

Dotson, Kristie. "Conceptualizing Epistemic Suppression." Social Epistemology 28.2 (2014): 115–138.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks, translated by Richard Philcox. New York: Grove Press, 2008.

———. The Wretched of the Earth, translated by Richard Philcox. New York: Grove Press, 2004.

Glissant, Édouard. Poetics of Relation, translated by Betsy Wang. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009.

Hartman, Saidiya V. and Frank B. Wilderson, III. "The Position of the Unthought: An Interview with Saidiya V. Hartman Conducted by Frank B. Wilderson, III." Qui Parle 13.2 (2003): 183–201.

Klein, Melanie. "Love, Guilt and Reparation." In Love, Guilt and Reparation and Other Works, 306–343. New York: The Free Press, 1975.

Landrieu, Mitch. "Mitch Landrieu’s Speech on the Removal of Confederate Monuments in New Orleans." The New York Times 23 May 2017. Link.

Quashie, Kevin. The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture. Piscataway: Rutgers University Press, 2012. 

Quijano, Aníbal. "Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism, and Latin America." Nepantla: Views from South 1.3 (2000): 533–580.

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. "Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading, or, You’re so Paranoid, You Probably Think This Essay Is About You." In Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity, 123–151. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.

Wilderson, Frank, III. Reparations... Now (video). Link.

Vázquez, Rolando. "Translation as Erasure: Thoughts on Modernity's Epistemic Violence." Journal of Historical Sociology 24.1 (2011): 27–44.

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