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Bibliography & PPt - Understanding Black Lives Matter in Higher Education Lecture (09/11/2020)

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the bibliography and slides of yesterday's lecture "Understanding Black Lives Matter in Higher Education". They will also be available on LSHTM Intranet.

Bibliography (organised in order of appearance)

PART 1 – Definition – Racism in Global & Public Health

BLM-LSHTM - Anti-Racism toolkit – Decolonize LSHTM

Dr. Camara Jones, MD Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Camara Jones - The Gardener’s tale

Dr. Camara Jones – The Cliff of Good Health

Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale by Dr. Camara Jones

Global health still mimics colonial ways: here’s how to break the pattern by Madhukar Pai

Clinician and Revolutionary: Frantz Fanon, Biography, and the History of Colonial Medicine by Richard C. Keller

Offline: Frantz Fanon and the origins of global health

Expat wages up to 900% higher than for local employees, research shows by Stuart C Carr and Ishbel McWha-Hermann

The Shocking Inequity in Foreign Aid Nobody Talks About by Elettra Pauletto

BAME trainee doctors in 'climate of fear' over racism by David Batty

The ethnic attainment gap in medicine by Dr. Katherine Wolf

Charles Murray and the White Nationalist ideology

Millions of black people affected by racial bias in health-care algorithms by Heidi Ledford

Racial bias skews algorithms widely used to guide care from heart surgery to birth, study finds by Sharon Begley

Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites by Hoffman and al.

Differences in words used to describe racial and gender groups in Medical Student Performance Evaluations by Ross and al.

BAME representation and psychology

Experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic: Clinical Psychology Doctorate Applicants within the UK by Romila Naiken Ragaven

For Black women, the isolation of infertility is compounded by barriers to treatment by Usha Lee McFarling

Drivers of the higher COVID-19 incidence, morbidity and mortality among minority ethnic groups

The Social Ecology of Tokenism in Higher Education by Yolanda Flora Niemann

Racial tokenism goes against diversity by Nia Lyn

The Perpetual Outsider: Voices of Black Women Pursuing Doctoral Degrees at Predominantly White Institutions by Majorie C. Shavers and James L. Moore III

The Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies of African American Faculty Teaching at Predominantly White Institutions by Rudolp Alexander and Sharon E. Moor

Diffusing the Impact of Tokenism on Faculty of Color by Yolanda Flora Niemann

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine by Dr. Damon Tweedy,

Proposing a Concept of the Black Tax to Understand the Experiences of Blacks in America by Robert T. Palmer and Larry J. Walker

Decolonizing the mind by Ngugi Wa Thiongo

Decolonizing the mind by Casper Anderson

5 Signs That I’m Struggling with Internalized Racism by Maisha Z. Johnson

The Language of White Supremacy by Vann R. Newkirk II

@tizzyent – Tik Tok on Why you can’t have White Pride

The White-Savior Industrial Complex by Teju Cole

Exposing The Expat Bias & Local Founder Apathy Engulfing Kenya’s Startup Scene by Nzekwe Henry

White Tech Startup Founders Are 50,000% More Likely to Get Funded in Kenya Than The USA by Roble Musse

How the “white-savior industrial complex” failed Liberia’s girls by Abigail Higgins

UNPROTECTED - An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world’s most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.

By Finlay Young

American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died by Nurith Aizenman and Malaka Gharib

Global Health Needs To Be Global & Diverse by Madhukar Pai

I can no longer remain silent about racism in the World Bank by Anonymous

'White faux feminism': Women Deliver investigate internal racism allegations by Liz Ford

Employees Are Calling Out Major Reproductive Rights Organizations For Racism And Hypocrisy by Ema O’Connor

A Global Health Star Under Fire by

The Exploitative History of One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases by Paula Akugizibwe

Médecins Sans Frontières is 'institutionally racist', say 1,000 insiders by Karen McVeigh

Interrogating Systemic Racism and the White Academic Field by Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Frantz Fanon Foundation

How #BlackInTheIvory put a spotlight on racism in academia by Nidhi Subbaraman

PART 2 – Revolution – The Black Lives Matter Movement

“We've ignited a new generation': Patrisse Khan-Cullors on the resurgence of black activism” by Jamiles Lartey

A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Explains Why This Time Is Different by Isac Chotiner

When They Call you A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors

Offline: COVID-19 is not a pandemic by Richard Horton

The COVID-19 syndemic is not global: context matters by Emily Mendenhall

Combining academia and activism: Common obstacles and useful tools by Flood and al.

What Is Activist Research? By Charles Hale

Academia Isn’t a Safe Haven for Conversations About Race and Racism by Tsedale M. Melaku and Angie Beeman

How racial gaslighting invalidates my experience as a Black woman by Sophie Williams

What Is White Centering and Are You Doing It? Plus, 7 Ways To Stop by Jessica Sager

PART 3 – Evolution – Reshaping Public & Global Health Education

Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people by Ijeoma Oluo

Viva the Scholar-Activist! By Alvaro Huerta

Marie Beecham – Social justice activist and anti-racism educator

- Personal website -

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle - public academic, writer, and lecturer

- Personal website -

The foreign gaze: authorship in academic global health by Seye Abimbola

Lack of equity and diversity still plague global health research by Madhukar Pai

De-Dee Loftin Davis – award winning racial equity consultant

- Professional website -

Black babies are less likely to die when cared for by black doctors, US study finds by Elisabeth Mahase

CDC: Almost all of the US kids and teens who've died from COVID-19 were Hispanic or Black by Hilary Bruek

Why Racism, Not Race, Is a Risk Factor for Dying of COVID-19 by Claudia Wallis

Racism, not race, is a risk factor for infectious diseases by Ayesha Khan, Ph.D.

Fragile White Girl Instagram Account

The Legacy of Wangari Maathai: Two Years On by Mia MacDonald and Wanjira Maathai

Thank this Ebola-fighting African doctor for monoclonal antibody treatments by Deborah Jenson

Thomas Sankara – more books available

- Abortion in two francophone African countries: a study of whether women have begun to use misoprostol in Benin and Burkina Faso by Baxerres and al.


BLM-LSHTM - Anti-Racism toolkit – Decolonize LSHTM – Researcher Self-Assessment chapter

The Difference Between Performative Activism and Genuine Allyship by Petiri Ira

We are looking forward to continuing those conversations with you.

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