The following websites, documents, books, videos, events, organisations, podcasts and articles are a mix of scholarly and wider public resources. We will update the list throughout the project and the most recent additions will be at the end of each list. If you have trouble locating – or getting access to – any of the materials, please let one of us know and we’ll try to help out.


  1. Biewen, John, and Chenjerai Kumanyika. Seeing White.
  2. Eddo-Lodge, Reni. About Race.

Articles, Essays and Blog Posts

  1. DeFrantz, Thomas F., ‘I Am Black: (you have to be willing to not know)’. Theater 47 no. 2 (1 May 2017): 9–21. doi:
  2. Chaleff, Rebecca. ‘Activating Whiteness: Racializing the Ordinary in US American Postmodern Dance’. Dance Research Journal 50, no. 3 (December 2018): 71–84.
  3. Hemsley, Alexandrina. ‘Small Thoughts On Work By Self-Identifying Women Of Colour’., 18 August 2017.
  4. Hemsley, Alexandrina. ‘50:50 Dance Programming – Is It Time For Quotas In Dance?’, 7 March 2019.
  5. Oluo, Ijeoma. ‘Confronting Racism Is Not about the Needs and Feelings of White People’. The Guardian, 28 March 2019.
  6. Hennessy, Keith. Questioning Contact Improvisation, 2018. [zine]
  7. Andrews, Kehinde. ‘The Psychosis of Whiteness: The Celluloid Hallucinations of Amazing Grace and Belle‘, Journal of Black Studies 47, (2016): 435–453.
  8. Gutierrez, Miguel. ‘Does Abstraction Belong to White People?’, Bomb Magazine. 2018.
  9. Harris, Cheryl. ‘Whiteness as Property’. Harvard Law Review 106 (1993): 1707–1791.
  10. Davis, Angela, Recognizing Racism in the Era of Neoliberalism. 2013 (2008)
  11. Sista Resista. ‘Is Decolonizing the New Black?’ Sisters of Resistance. (2018).
  12. Alaigh, Arvin. Black skin, white ally. (2018). (thanks to Tamara Tomic-Vajagic for alerting us to this blog post)
  13. Kearney, KJ. Safety pins, symbolism, and why I was like “naw, Son”. (2016)
  14. Jackson, Lauren Michele, ‘What’s Missing From “White Fragility”’, Slate, 4 September 2019.
  15. Blackwell, Kelsey, ‘Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People’, The Arrow, 9 August 2018.

Books and book chapters

  1. Akinleye, Adesola. Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  2. hooks, bell. “Representing Whiteness in the Black Imagination”, in Displacing Whiteness: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism, edited by Ruth Frankenberg, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1997.
  3. Alcoff, Linda Martín. The Future of Whiteness. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2015.
  4. Davis, Angela The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues. San Francisco: City Lights, 2013.
  5. DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.
  6. Garner, Steve. Whiteness: An Introduction. Routledge, 2007.
  7. Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2014.
  8. Yancy, George. Look, A White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012.
  9. Andrews, Kehinde, 2018. ‘Beware the Northern Fox: Keeping a Focus on Systematic Racism Post Trump and Brexit’, in: Johnson, A., Joseph-Salisbury, R., Kamunge, B. (Eds.), The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship In Times Of Explicit Racial Violence. Zed Books, London, Chapter 11.
  10. Goldman, Danielle, 2010. I want to be ready: improvised dance as a practice of freedom. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
  11. Vron Ware, Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History (New York: Verso, 1992)
  12. Maria Mies, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale (London: Zed Books, 1984)


  1. Mun Wah, Lee. The Color of Fear. Documentary. 1994. [excerpt]
  2. Hennessy, Keith. Keith Hennessy Talks to Nancy Stark Smith Nov 12, 2013.
  3. Yancy, George, 2017. Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Breakdown of Whiteness. Presented at What Should White Culture Do? Art, Politics, Race.


  1. Migrants in Culture.
  2. Unis Resist Border Controls.
  3. Black Art and Design.


  1. Shah, Rajni, Alex Tálamo and Victoria Hunt. I don’t know how (to decolonise myself). Performance Space, Sydney. 2018. [performance project]
  2. Dancing While Black.
  3. Sacks, Stacey. ‘Luxurious Migrant // Performing Whiteness’. Preprint, 8 April 2018. [website / performance essay]