Short Bibliography


Getting started bibliography that focus on indigenous, racial, and ethnic methods and methodologies. I typically hate to separate out a list like this cause it seems to make it other was if it were separate and should be considered that way. But, I’ve come to appreciate that unless there are explicit examples and resources to point for all of us to shift our methodological approaches, then we won’t ever make progress.

This list is meant to get you started in thinking to designing research and to practicing research that works against white supremacy and recognizes different types of approaches to research. It is eclectic and based on what resonated with me. I hope you find some inspiration here or to find a path toward something that does resonate with you.

Bird, J. et al. “Diversity in Emental Health Practice: An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Providers.” JMIR Ment Health, vol. 4, no. 2, 2017, p. e17, doi:10.2196/mental.7878.
Chilisa, Bagele, editor. Indigenous Research Methodologies. Sage, 2012.
Connell, Raewynn. Southern Theory: The Global Dynamics of Knowledge in Social Science. Polity, 2007.
Kovach, Margaret. Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Context. University of Toronto Press, 2009.
Lambert, Lori. Research for Indigenous Survival: Indigenous Research Methodologies in the Behavioral Sciences. Salish Kootenai College Press, 2014.

Zuberi, T., & Bonilla-Silva, E. (Eds.). (2008). White logi, white methods: Racism and methodology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Powell, Malea. “Stories Take Place: A Performance in One Act.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 64, no. 2, 2012, pp. 383-406.

Stanfield, I., John H. (Ed.). (2011/2016). Rethinking race and ethnicity in research methods. Routledge (Left Coast Press). 

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Second edition, Zed Books, 2012.
Tallbear, Kim. “Standing with and Speaking as Faith: A Feminist-Indigenous Approach to Inquiry.” Journal of Researcn Practice, vol. 10, no. 2, 2014, p. Article N17,
Todd, Zoe. “An Indigenous Feminist’s Take on the Ontological Turn: ‘Ontology’ Is Just Another Word for Colonialism.” Journal of Historical Sociology, vol. 29, no. 1, 2016, pp. 4-22, doi:10.1111/johs.12124.
Walter, Maggie and Chris Andersen. Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Research Methodology. Routledge, 2013/2016.
Wilson, Shawn. Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Fernwood Pub., 2008.Lockett, A. L., Ruiz, I. D., Sanchez, J. C., & Carter, C. C. (2021). Race, rhetoric, and research methods. Corburn, Jason. Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice. MIT Press, 2005.
Costanza-Chock, Sasha. Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need. MIT Press, 2020.
Hargittai, Eszter, editor. Research Exposed: How Empirical Social Science Gets Done in the Digital Age. Columbia University Press, 2021.
Jolivétte, Andrew J., editor. Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change. Polity Press, 2015.
McKinnon, Sara L. et al., editors. Text+Field: Innovation in Rhetorical Method. The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2016.
Middleton, Michael K. et al. Participatory Critical Rhetoric: Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Studying Rhetoric in Situ. Lexington, 2015.
Minkler, Meredith and Nina Wallerstein, editors. Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: From Process to Outcomes. Josey-Bass, 2008.
Romero, Andrea J. “Research Methods and Design Considerations with Latinx Populations [Special Issue].” Journal of Latina/o Psychology, vol. 6, no. 4, 2018.
Vannini, Phillip (Ed.) (2015). Non-representational methodologies: Re-envisioning research. New York: Routledge.

Scharrer, E., & Ramasubramanian, S. (2021). Quantitative Research Methods in Communication: The Power of Numbers for Social Justice. Taylor & Francis.