Radicalizing Feminisms

Feminist writings which address the multifaceted oppressive nature of state violence.

“The Quartet in the Political Persona of Ida B. Wells,” The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race, Naomi Zack, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).  

Contributions in Black Studies, guest editor, “Expanding Northamerican and Cuban Dialogues,” Volume 12 Ethnicity, Gender, Culture, & Cuba, 1994.

“Political Trauma,” Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st Century Feminist Theory, Robin Goodman, ed. 2018 (forthcoming).

“Framing the Panthers: Assata Shakur and Black Female Agency,” in Jeanne TheoHarris and Komozi Woodard, eds. Women in the Black Revolt. New York: NYU Press, 2009. 

“Antiracist (Pro) Feminisms and Coalition Politics: No Justice, No Peace,” in Men Doing Feminism, Tom Digby, ed., New York: Routledge, 1997. 

“Foreword,” in Frantz Fanon, Conflicts & Feminisms, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997.

“Experience, Reflection, Judgment, and Action: Teaching Theory, Talking Community.” in Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed, Diane Bell and Renate Klein, eds., Australia: Spinifex Press, 1995.

“African American Women Writers, Activists and Interracial Rape Cases,” Black Women in America, Kim Vaz, ed. (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1994).

“Anita Hill: Martyr Heroism and Gender Abstractions, ”Court of Appeal: The Black Community Speaks out on the Racial-Sexual Politics of Thomas vs. Hill, Robert  Chrisman and Robert L. Allen, eds., New York: Ballantine Books, 1993.

“Resting in Gardens, Battling in Deserts: Black Women’s Activism,” The Black Scholar, Vol. 29, No. 4, Winter 1999.

“Radicalizing Black Feminism,” Race and Class (Spring 1999); reprint in Tommy Lott, ed., A Companion to African-American Philosophy,Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

“‘Gender, Race, and Radicalism’: Teaching the Autobiographies of Native and African American Women Activists,” Feminist Teacher, Vol. 8, No. 3, Spring 1995.

“Black Feminism,” Encyclopedia of Feminism, New York: Routledge, 2001.

Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. part1

Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. part2

Note: Shadowboxing is split arbitrarily on this site due to file size limitations. Correction edit: Angela Y. Davis received her doctorate from Humboldt University in East Berlin.

Seeking the Beloved Community, State University of New York Press, Albany, 2013.

The Black Feminist Reader, co-edited with T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

“The Profeminist Politics of W. E. B. Du Bois— with Respects to Anna Julia Cooper and Ida B. Wells Barnett,” The Thought of W. E. B. Du Bois , Bernard Bell, James Stewart, Emily Grosholz, eds., New York: Routledge, 1996.