Social Justice Resources

CIASS strives to offer numerous ways to continue the learning of all faculty, staff, and students, related to issues of inclusion, social justice, and cross-cultural understanding. We are continuously working to expand our online and physical resources for the Allegheny community and provide here a compilation of suggested books, articles, videos, and online information sources in addition to offering a physical library of resources within our office in the Henderson Campus Center.

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If You are interested in literature from our library check out these novels based on subjects below:

Campus Inclusion:

365 ways to change the world-How to make a difference one day at  a time by Michael Norton

Addressing the unique needs of Latino American Students by Anna Marie Ortiz

Building the interfaith youth movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action by Eboo Patel & Patrice Brodeur

Culture Centers in Higher Education: perspective on Identity, Theory, and Practice by Lori D.Patton

Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies that work by James Thomas Sears

Multicultural Student services on campus: Building bridges, re-visioning community by Dafina Lazarus Stewart.

Other People’s Children: Cultural conflict in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit

Women of color and the multicultural curriculum by Liza Fiol-Matta & Mariam K. Chamberlain

Why aren’t we there yet?: Taking personal responsibility fro creating an inclusive campus by Jan Arminio

Reworking the student departure puzzle by John M. Braxton

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and it’s All Small Stuff: simple ways to keep the Little Things from Taking over your Life by Richard Carlson

Teaching Community: A pedagogy of hope by Bell Hooks

Enacting Diverse Learning Environments: Improving the Climate for Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education by Sylvia Hurtado

For literature on Race and Identity try these sources:

Writing beyond race: Living Theory and Practice by Bell Hooks

Outlaw Culture: Resisting representations by Bell Hooks

The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America by Jonathon kozol

Teaching for diversity and Social Justice by Maurinne Adams

Disposable People: New Slavery in the global economy. by Kevin Bales

Racism without racists: Color-blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Animacies: Biopolitics, racial mattering, and queer affect by Mel Y. Chen

Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that formed the movement by Kimberle Crenshaw

Media/Society: Industries, images, and audiences by Richard Delgado

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment by Nieto Leticia

Someday We’ll All Be Free by Kevin Powell

Whistling Vivaldi:And other clues to how stereotypes affect us by Claude M. Steele

Why are all the Black Kids sitting together in the Cafeteria?: And other conversations about race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Human Diversity: Perspectives on people in Context by Edison J. Trickett

If Interested Literature on Feminism & Intersectionality:

Shedding: And, Literally Dreaming by Verena Stefan & Tobe Levin

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Feminism is for everybody: Passionate Politics by Bell Hooks

Feminism without borders: Decolonizing theory, practicing solidarity by Mohanty Chandra Talpade


In a queer time and place: Transgender bodies, subcultural lives by Judith Halberstam

A politics of virtue: Hinduism, Sexuality, and Countercolonial Discourse in Fiji by John Kelly

Borderlands by Gloria Anzualudua

The essential dykes to watch out for by Alison Bechdel

Gender Outlaws: The next generation by Kate Bornstein

Undoing gender by Judith Butler

As nature made him: The boy who was raised as a girl by John Colapinto

Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg

How sex changed: A history of transexuality in the United States by Joanne J. Meyorowitz

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the rules of gender and conformity by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

That’s Revolting! by Mattilda Sycamore

Our tribe: Queer Folks, Gods, Jesus, and the Bible by Nancy Wilson

Out on Fraternity row: personal accounts of being gay in a college fraternity by Shane Windmeyer

 Personal Stories:

The Healing power of Electroconvulsive Therapy by Kitty Dukakis

This I believe: The personal philosophies of remarkable men and women by Jay Allison

Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Freak: A semi-demi-quasi-pseudo Autobiography by John Leguizamo

Making the most of College: Students speak their minds by Richard Light

The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde