Announcing our new BIPOC and Climate Change Reading Group! You can find the fall and winter schedules in this post or on the Reading Group page of this site. Further dates will be announced soon.

If you’re interested in joining, please contact Danielle DiNovelli-Lang ( and/or Barbara Leckie (

Fall Schedule

16 November, 2:30PM: Our first book is Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves (2017)

14 December, 2:30PM: Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016)

Winter Schedule

18 January, 1:00 PM:  Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018)

22 February, 1:00 PM: Katherine McKittrick, ed., Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis (2015)

29 March, 1:00PM: Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower (1993)

10 May, 1:00PM: Nick EstesOur History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (2019)

Tentative book list:


  • Octavia Butler, The Parable of the Sower
  • Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves 
  • N.K. Jemisin, The Broken Earth Trilogy
  • Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow
  • Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones 


  • Joshua Bennett, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man 
  • Ailton Krenak, Ideas to Postpone the end of the World
  • Amitov Ghosh, The Great Derangement
  • Tiffany Lethabo King, The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies
  • Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
  • Lauret Savoy, Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
  • Kathyrn Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
  • Ian Baucom, History 4 Degrees Celsius