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Educating Ourselves. Taking a Stand.

The University Libraries invites faculty experts and special guests of UT to contribute readings, films, and other resources to help us stand against hate.

We asked faculty and invited campus speakers:

If you could recommend just three items for every Volunteer to read, watch, or listen to, what would they be?

Essays, data, documentaries, novels, blogs -- what do you think would help us learn about intercultural competence, equity, social justice, and how to stand against hate?

This is a growing list of readings and films.

A Reading List Recommended by Experts: Read This, Watch This

Dr. Nora Berenstain, UT Department of Philosophy

Nora Berenstain researches the philosophy of science, feminist epistemology, and their intersections.

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Hodges Library 4th floor, HV9950.A437 2010. Find it with Map It!

  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Hodges Library 5th floor, PS3568.A572 C58 2014. Find it with Map It!

  • 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay

Available on Netflix. Learn more about the film here.


Dr. Monica Black, UT Department of History

Monica Black is the Associate Head of the Department of History. Her publications and some of her podcasts focus on 20th-century Germany.

  • The New Fascism Syllabus, edited by faculty at Carleton University and the University of Iowa

Online collection

  • Nazi Germany and the Jews by Saul Friedländer

Hodges Library 3rd floor, DS135.G3315 F75 1997. Find it with Map It!

  • Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada

Arriving in Hodges Library soon. Learn more about the book here.


Dr. Michelle Brown, UT Department of Sociology

Michelle Brown's research interests include carceral studies; law & society; feminist perspectives; media, theory, and culture; and transformative justice. She also recommends the Delete Your Account podcast.

  • Tuck, Eve, and K. Wayne Yang. “What Justice Wants." Critical Ethnic Studies 2, no. 2 (Fall 2016): 1-15.

Article available online through UT Libraries' subscription (sign-in required)

  • Night & Fog (Nuit et brouillard), directed by Alain Resnais, followed by Enemies of the People, directed by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath

Both Resnais' film and also Sambath's film available online through UT Libraries' subscription (sign-in required)

  • Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety and Security in Our Communities, a report by the Center for Popular Democracy, Law for Black Lives, and Black Youth Project 100

Report available online


Dr. Katy Chiles, UT Department of English

Katy Chiles studies African American and Native American literature, early American literature and culture, critical race theory, and print cultures.

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Frederick Douglass

Online text through Project Gutenberg

  • In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe

Hodges Library 3rd floor, E185.625 .S53 2016. Find it with Map It!

  • Beloved by Tori Morrison

Hodges Library 5th floor, PS3563.O8749 B4. Find it with Map It!


Dr. Patrick Grzanka, UT Department of Psychology

Patrick Grzanka studies the interplay of emotions, attitudes, and identities at the nexus of intersecting inequalities.

  • On Being Included by Sara Ahmed

E-book through UT Libraries

  • Intellectual Empathy by Maureen Linker

Arriving in Hodges Library soon. Learn more about the book here.

  • Higher Learning, directed by John Singleton

Arriving in Hodges Library soon. Learn more about the film here.


Dr. Hilary Havens, UT Department of English

Hilary Havens studies the creative process of 18th century novelists, and the interactions between author, editors, and audience in the early novel.

  • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Hodges Library 3rd floor (Leisure Reading), PS3620.H62462 H38 2017. Find it with Map It!


Dr. Helene Sinnreich, UT Department of Religious Studies

Helene Sinnreich is Director of the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies. She researches the experience of Jews in Nazi ghettos.

  • Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters by Louis Begley

E-book through UT Libraries

  • Night by Elie Wiesel

Hodges Library 3rd floor, DS135.R73 W54813. Find it with Map It!

  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Online text through the Internet Archive


Dr. Ryan Gabriel Windeknecht, UT Department of Philosophy

Ryan Windeknecht researches political philosophy and understanding the moral relationship between individuals and their political societies.

  • White, Stephen K. “A More Democratic Bearing: Reenvisioning the Sensibility and Script of the Middle Class.” Political Theory 43, no. 6 (December 2015): 707-729.

Article available online through UT Libraries' subscription (sign-in required)

  • Landemore, Hélène. “On Minimal Deliberation, Partisan Activism, and Teaching People How to Disagree.” Critical Review 20, no. 2 (October 2013): 210-225.

Article available online through UT Libraries' subscription (sign-in required)

  • Hooker, Juliet. “Black Lives Matter and the Paradoxes of U.S. Black Politics: From Democratic Sacrifice to Democratic Repair.” Political Theory 44, no. 4 (August 2016): 448-469.

Article available online through UT Libraries' subscription (sign-in required)

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Would you like to add resources to this reading list? Faculty and instructors, please contact the subject librarian for your discipline.