Academic Books: Black Women and Black Feminism – 2022 Edition

It’s that time of year again! This list amplifies the academic books and edited volumes published in the year 2022 that center on the topic of Black women and Black feminist thought or are published by Black feminist, womanist, and African feminist scholars. The list cuts across disciplines with scholarship from history, sociology, theology, Black studies, and women and gender studies to name a few.

  1. Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant – To Live More Abundantly: Black Collegiate Women, Howard University, and the Audacity of Dean Lucy Diggs Slowe  
  2. Candice Marie Benbow – Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who’ve Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough
  3. Jasmine Nicole Cobb – New Growth: The Art and Texture of Black Hair
  4. Patricia Hill Collins – Black Feminist Thought, 30th Anniversary Edition
  5. Barbara Harris Combs – Bodies out of Place: Theorizing Anti-blackness in U.S. Society
  6. Corinne T. Field and LaKisha Michelle Simmons – The Global History of Black Girlhood
  7. Stephanie Y. Evans, Sarita K. Davis, Leslie R. Hinkson, and Deanna J. Wathington – Black Women and Public Health Strategies to Name, Locate, and Change Systems of Power
  8. Crystal M. Fleming, Veronica Y. Womack, and Jeffrey Proulx – Beyond White Mindfulness: Critical Perspectives on Racism, Well-being and Liberation
  9. Rebecca J. Fraser – Black Female Intellectuals in Nineteenth Century America
  10. Janet Garcia-Hallett – Invisible Mothers: Unseen Yet Hypervisible after Incarceration
  11. Thavolia Glymph – The Women’s Fight:The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation
  12. Aria S. Halliday – Buy Black: How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture
  13. Elizabeth C. Hamilton – Charting the Afrofuturist Imaginary in African American Art: The Black Female Fantastic
  14. Camilla Hawthorne – Contesting Race and Citizenship: Youth Politics in the Black Mediterranean
  15. Wanda A. Hendricks – The Life of Madie Hall Xuma: Black Women’s Global Activism during Jim Crow and Apartheid
  16. Leah P. Hollis – Black Women, Intersectionality, and Workplace Bullying
  17. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery – Erotic Testimonies: Black Women Daring to Be Wild and Free
  18. Nicole M. Joseph – Making Black Girls Count in Math Education: A Black Feminist Vision for Transformative Teaching
  19. Bettina Judd – Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure, and Black Feminist Thought
  20. Shauna Knox – The Black Subaltern: An Intimate Witnessing
  21. Treva B. Lindsey – America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice
  22. Lori Latrice Martin – America in Denial: How Race-Fair Policies Reinforce Racial Inequality in America
  23. Courtney Pace – Beyond Eden: The Collected Sermons and Essays of Prathia Hall
  24. JoAnn Pavletich – Yours for Humanity: New Essays on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
  25. Coretta M. Pittman – Literacy in a Long Blues Note: Black Women’s Literature and Music in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
  26. Christa J. Porter, V. Thandi Sulé, and Natasha N. Croom – Black Feminist Epistemology, Research, and Praxis: Narratives in and through the Academy
  27. Dorothy Roberts – Torn Apart:How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families–and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World
  28. Sami Schalk – Black Disability Politics
  29. Dorothy Smith-Ruiz and Albert M. Kopak – Black Families and Recession in the United States: The Enduring Impact of the Great Recession of 2007–2009
  30. Virginia L. Summey – The Life of Elreta Melton Alexander: Activism within the Courts
  31. Shirley Anne Tate – From Post-Intersectionality to Black Decolonial Feminism: Black Skin Affections
  32. Shirley Anne Tate and Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez – The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Race and Gender
  33. Miriam Thaggert – African American Women on the American Railroad
  34. Sally A. Nuamah – Closed for Democracy: How Mass School Closure Undermines the Citizenship of Black Americans
  35. Kristin Waters and Carol B. Conaway – Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds
  36. Simone White – or, on being the other woman
  37. Danielle Terrazas Williams – The Capital of Free Women: Race, Legitimacy, and Liberty in Colonial Mexico
  38. Erika Renée Williams – Tales from Du Bois: The Queer Intimacy of Cross-Caste Romance
  39. Shannen Dee Williams – Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle
  40. Psyche A. Williams-Forson – Eating While Black:Food Shaming and Race in America

If you know of any titles published in 2022 that didn’t make it to this list, please name them in the comments or use the contact form to send me a message.

Check out books from previous years below: