By Goldsmiths Racialised Postgraduate Network (GRPN)
At the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, members of GRPN attended a meeting with senior lecturers and administrators at Goldsmiths. At this meeting, it came to our attention that some program convenors found it particularly challenging to include racialised scholars in their reading list due to the assumption that “racialised scholars don’t write on methods.” This experience was a primary inspiration for the Counter Canon Challenge. After developing this intervention, Dr. Les Back and Dr. Evelyn Ruppert invited us to work with the masters students in the Theories, Concepts, and Methods module. For the most part, the students were largely introduced to discipline specific texts. However, members of GRPN also began collecting texts on methodology by racialised scholars. We have come to recognise that the modules we work on will influence the outputs. That is to say, a methods module will produce texts that are specific to methods. Next year, we will be working on a criminology module, we expect the texts to be focused on criminology.
As we continue to code our data from round 1 of data collection, we have put together this list of references on methodology by racialised scholars. These texts have all passed our coding process and will make a great addition to your reading lists. Please enjoy! -GRPN Counter Canon Challenge Coordinators
List of References
Abu-Lughod, L. (1991) Writing against culture, in Richard G. Fox (ed.), Recapturing Anthropology: Working in the Present. School of American Research Press. pp. 137-162.
Baderoon, G., (2011) Baartman and the private: How can we look at a figure that has been looked at too much?, In Gordon-Chipembere, N. (ed) Representation and Black womanhood: The Legacy of Sarah Beertman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bhambra, G., (2016) Postcolonial Reflections on Sociology. Sociology, 50(5), pp.960-966.
Bista, D. B. (1987) Nepal school of sociology/anthropology. Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology, 1. pp. 6-10.
Chen, K.H. (2010) Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization. Durham: Duke University Press.
Garcia, N.M., López, N. and Velez, V.N. (2018) QuantCrit: Rectifying quantitative methods through critical race theory. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(2), pp.149-157.
Huber, L.P. (2008) Building critical race methodologies in educational research: A research note on critical race testimonio. FIU Law Review, 4 (1), p.159.
Hurston, Z. N., & Gates, H. L. (1990) Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica. New York : Perennial Library.
McDougal, S. (2014) Research Methods in Africana Studies. New York: Peter Lang.
Minh-ha, Trinh T. (1989/2009) Woman, Native, Other: Writing, Postcoloniality and Feminism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Nakhid, C., Mosca, J. and Nakhid-Schuster, S. (2019) Liming as research methodology, ole talk as research method—A Caribbean methodology. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 18(2), pp.1-18.
Ntarangwi, M. (2010) Reversed Gaze: An African Ethnography of American Anthropology. Urbana : University of Illinois Press..
Osanami Törngren, S. and Ngeh, J. (2018) Reversing the gaze: methodological reflections from the perspective of racial-and ethnic-minority researchers. Qualitative Research, 18(1), pp.3-18.
Patterson, A., Kinloch, V., Burkhard, T., Randall, R. and Howard, A. (2016) Black feminist thought as methodology: Examining intergenerational lived experiences of black women. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 5(3), pp.55-76.
Po’dar, P. K., & Subba, T. B. (1991). Demystifying some ethnographic texts on the Himalayas. Social Scientist, 19(8/9), pp.78-84.
Restrepo, E. & Escobar, A. (2005) ‘Other Anthropologies and Anthropologies Otherwise’: Steps to a world anthropologies framework. Critique of Anthropology, 25(2), pp.99-129.
Smith, L.T. (2021) Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books Ltd.
Tuck, E. and McKenzie, M. (2014) Place in Research: Theory, Methodology, and Methods. London: Routledge.
Twine, F. W., Warren, J. W., & Warren, J. (Eds.). (2000). Racing Research, Researching Race: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies. New York: NYU Press.
Wells-Barnett, I. B. (2019) Southern Horrors: Lynch Law In All Its Phases. Glasgow: Good Press.
Zuberi, T. and Bonilla-Silva, E. (eds.) (2008) White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
GRPN is run by racialised doctoral researchers at Goldsmiths. Our missions include, (1) to create a space for those who self-identify as racialised masters and doctoral researchers at Goldsmiths; (2) to provide a network for a collective voice and a space for peer support; (3) to develop a working relationship with undergraduates, the Goldsmiths administration and academic staff; (4) and a space to advance navigation of academia, enabling the fulfilment of academic/educational goals; (5) to create an international network in the future with other racialised groups.