Decolonizing the Health Sciences

These references provide a primer on Decolonizing the Health Sciences. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to suggest or recommend additional readings. 

  • Tiffany Lethabo King. The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies. (2019). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Tallbear, K., & Willey, A. (2019). Critical Relationality: Queer, Indigenous, and Multispecies Belonging Beyond Settler Sex & Nature. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 10(1), 5–15. DOI: 
  • Jackson, Zakiyyah Iman. Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World. (2020). New York, NY: NYU Press.
  • Joanna Radin and Emma Kowal. (2015) “Indigenous Blood and Ethical Regimes in the United States and Australia Since the 1960s.” American Ethnologist, 42(4): 749-765.
  • Joanna Radin. (2015). “Planned Hindsight: The Vital Valuations of Frozen Tissue at the Zoo and Natural History Museum.” Journal of Cultural Economy. DOI:   
  • Michelle Murphy. (2019). “Uncertain Exposures and the Privilege of Imperception: Activist Scientists and Race at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.” Osiris, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 266-282. DOI: 
  • Michelle Murphy, The Economization of Life. (2017). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Eve Tuck, and K. Wayne Yang. (2021) "Decolonization is not a metaphor." Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-40.
  • Max Liboiron, Pollution is Colonialism. (2021). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.