A Reading List on Black Feminism

As part of a series of events on decolonising the curriculum, the Gender Centre partnered with the Black Conversations student initiative to host Heidi Safia Mirza’s talk on Decolonizing Pedagogies: “Black feminist reflections on gender, race, faith and seeking solidarity in the academy“.

Further to her inspiring talk, Heidi Safia Mirza started a reading list on black feminism in which you will find links and call numbers to access the resources in our collections.

People willing to watch the recording of Heidi Safia Mirza’s talk can contact the Gender Centre: gender@graduateinstitute.ch


Illustration (cropped): CC BY-SA 2.0 Black Lives Matter Berlin Demonstration, 24.06.2017, Montecruz Foto

Book of the Week: “Women in Battle: 150 years of fighting for freedom, equality and sisterhood”, by Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl

The book for anyone who wants to learn as much as possible about the history of feminism in as short a time as possible. Presented as a graphic novel and spanning 150 years of recent history, Women in Battle celebrates the fight for women’s rights all over the world. Topics include the suffragette movement, female world leaders, abortion and contraception, gay marriage and #MeToo. It is the journey of our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers to where we are today. Slowly but surely we are making progress. We need only dare to be heard.

Publisher: London, Hot Key Books, 2018
Call number: 342.701 HEIBD 105