Winter 2017 AAPT Professional Skill Session Speakers' Bibliography

Professional Skills for Graduate Students, Winter 2017 AAPT Meeting

Speakers: Joel Corbo, Angela Little & Adrienne Traxler | PER Consortium of Graduate Students

Overview Pieces on Research on Race:

    • Parks, A. N., & Schmeichel, M. (2012). Obstacles to addressing race and ethnicity in the mathematics education literature. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 43(3), 238-252.
    • Harper, S. R. (2012). Race without racism: How higher education researchers minimize racist institutional norms. The Review of Higher Education, 36(1), 9-29.
    • Coming soon (2017): Martin, D.M., Anderson, C.R., Shah, N. Race and Mathematics Education.
    • This is a best practices guide for research on race and mathematics education, coming out in a mathematics education handbook chapter later in 2017.

Physics/Astronomy/STEM History & Culture

    • Sharon Traweek. Beamtimes and Lifetimes: The World of High Energy Physicists. Cambridge: Harvard University Press (1988).
    • Elaine Seymour and Nancy M. Hewett. Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences. Boulder: Westview Press (1997).
    • Jeff Schmidt. Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-battering System that Shapes their Lives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2000).
    • Schiebinger, Londa. 2001. Has Feminism Changed Science? Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press.
    • John Asher Johnson’s Blog:
    • Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s Blog:
    • Women in Astronomy blog:
    • Astronomy in Color blog:

Social Justice in Education

    • Paulo Freire. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum (1993).
    • Angela Calabrese Barton. Teaching Science for Social Justice. New York: Teachers College Press (2003).
    • bell hooks. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge (1994).


    • Gould, S. J. (1996). The mismeasure of man. WW Norton & Company.
    • Nelson, C. E. (2010). Dysfunctional illusions of rigor: Lessons from the scholarship of teaching and learning. To improve the academy: Resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development, 28, 177-192.

Oppression in the United States & Mechanisms for Understanding Bias

    • Banaji, M. R., & Greenwald, A. G. (2016). Blindspot: Hidden biases of good people. Bantam.
    • Claude M. Steele. Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. New York: W. W. Norton & Company (2010).
    • Jean Halley, Amy Eshleman, and Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya. Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2011).
    • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (2006).
    • Beverly Daniel Tatum. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race. New York: Basic Books (1997).
    • Robin DiAngelo. “White Fragility.” International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, Vol 3 (3) (2011), pp 54-70.
    • Robin DiAngelo. “Nothing to Add: A Challenge to White Silence in Racial Discussions.” Understanding & Dismantling Privilege, Vol II, Issue I, February 2012.
    • Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A., Nadal, K. L., & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: implications for clinical practice. American psychologist, 62(4), 271.

Frameworks for Thinking about Equity

Racial Discourse in U.S. Culture and its Connection to Everyday Math Classroom Moments

    • Shah, N. (2013). Racial Discourse in Mathematics and Its Impact on Student Learning, Identity, and Participation. Dissertation.
      • Some recommended excerpts:
      • Chapter 1 (2 page excerpt): Intro - Pgs 1-2
      • Chapter 2 (2 page excerpt): Pg 19 from "Mathematical Performance & Intelligence" to Pg 21, stop before "Summary"
      • Chapter 5 (8 page excerpt): Sources of Racial-Mathematical Discourse - Pgs 60-68
      • Chapter 6 (full): Racialized Episodes in Mathematics Learning Settings Pgs 74-90

Organizational Change

    • Adrianna Kezar. How Colleges Change: Understanding, Leading, and Enacting Change. New York: Routledge (2014).
    • Edgar H. Schein. Organizational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2010).