This list of sources, which is a work in progress, includes scholarship from various disciplines and fields. Many of these sources engage and/or reflect cultural rhetorics scholarship and practice. If you feel that a source should be included on this list, please send an email to

Ahmed, S. (2006). Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Alcoff, L.M. (2006). Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Anzaldúa, G. (1987). Borderlands-La Frontera: The New Mestiza (4th ed). San Francisco, CA: Spinsters/Aunt Lute.

Bhabha, H. (2004). The Location of Culture (2nd ed.). Routledge.

Boone, E.H. and Mignolo, W. (Eds.). (1994). Writing Without Words. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Brock, A. (2009). “Who do you think you are?”: Race, Representation, and Cultural Rhetorics in Online Spaces. Poroi6(1), 15-35. Available here

Brooks, L. (2008). The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Browne, S. (2015). Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Chawla, D. (2007). Between Stories and Theories: Embodiments, Disembodiments, and Other Struggles. Storytelling, Self, Society3(1), 16-30.

Clifford, J. (1988). The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Coulthard, G. (2014). Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

De Certeau, M. (1984). The Practice of Everyday Life. (S. Rendall, Trans.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Driskill, Q. (2010). Doubleweaving Two Spirit Critiques: Building Alliances Between Native and Queer Studies. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 16(1-2), 69-92.

Driskill, Q., Finley, C., Gilley, B.J., and Morgensen, S.L. (2011). Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Driskill, Q., Justice, D. H., Miranda, D., and Tatonetti, L. (Eds.). (2011). Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. Tuscon, AZ: The University of Arizona Press.

Fanon, F. (2008). Black Skin, White Masks (1st ed., New ed). New York, NY: Grove Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West.

Gagnon, J. T. (2016). How Cultural Rhetorics Can Change the Conversation: Towards New Communication Spaces to Address Human Trafficking. Poroi, 12(2), Article 8, 1-21. Available here

Gilyard, K. (1999). Race, Rhetoric, and Composition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Boynton/Cook.

Gilyard, K. and Richardson, E. (2001). Students’ Right to Possibility: Basic Writing and African American Rhetoric. In A. Greenbaum (Ed.), Insurrections: Approaches to resistance in composition studies (37-51). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Gómez-Peña, G., & Peña, E. (2005). Ethno-techno: Writings on Performance, Activism, and Pedagogy. New York, NY: Routledge.

Haas, A.M. (2007). Wampum as Hypertext: An American Indian Intellectual Tradition of Multimedia Theory and Practice. Studies in American Indian Literatures19(4), 77-100.

Harjo, J. (1994). The Woman who Fell from the Sky. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

Hidalgo, A. (2017). Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. Available here

Hidalgo, A. (2015). Lifting as we Climb: The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition 25 years and beyond. Peitho, 8(1). Available here

Hidalgo, A. (2012). National Identity, Normalization, and Equilibrium: The Rhetoric of Breast Implants in Venezuela. enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture, 15, n.p. Available here

Hidalgo, A. & Sackey, D. (Eds.). (2015). Special Issue on Race, Rhetoric, and the State. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society5(2). Available here

Jagose, A. (1996). Queer Theory: An Introduction. NYUP.

King, L., Gubele, R., and Anderson, J. R. (2015). Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story: Teaching American Indian Rhetorics. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

King, T. (2005). The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Kirsch, G.E. and Rohan, L. (2008). Beyond the Archives: Research as a Lived Process. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Kovach, M. (2009). Indigenous Methodologies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors We Live By. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Lindquist, J. (2002). A Place to Stand: Politics and Persuasion in a Working-class Bar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lorde, A. (1984). The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House. In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (2007) (110-114). Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press.

Mailloux, S. (2006). Disciplinary Identities: Rhetorical Paths of English, Speech, and Composition. New York, NY: MLA.

Maracle, L. (1990). Oratory: Coming to Theory. North Vancouver, B.C.: Gallerie Publications.

Mays, K. (2013). Transnational Progressivism: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Universal Races Congress of 1911. American Indian Quarterly and SAIL25(2), 243-261.

McKerrow, R. E. (1998). Corporeality and Cultural Rhetoric: A Site for Rhetoric’s Future. Southern Communication Journal63(4), 315-328.

Mignolo, W. D. (2003). The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, & Colonization (2nd ed). Ann Arbor, MI:  University of Michigan Press.

Mignolo, W. D. (2011). The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Miles, C. (2015). Butch Rhetoric: queer masculinity in rhetoric & composition. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy20(1). Available here

Monberg, T. (2009). Writing Home or Writing as the Community: Toward a Theory of Recursive Spatial Movement for Students of Color in Service-learning Courses. Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning8(3), 21-51.

Moraga, C. (2000). Loving in the War Years: lo que nunca pasó por sus labios (2nd edition). Brooklyn, NY: South End Press.

Moraga, C. and Anzaldúa, G. (1983). This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (2nd ed.). Kitchen Table/Women of Color Press.

Muñoz, J. E. (1999). Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Nakamura, L. (2002). Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. New York, NY: Routledge.

Perez, E. (1999). The Decolonial Imaginary: Writing Chicanas into History. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Powell, M. (2002). Listening to ghosts a (non)argument. In H. Fox and C. Schroeder (Eds.), ALT DIS: Alternatives to academic discourse (11-22). Port Smith, NH: Boynton/Cook-Heinemann.

Powell, M., Bratta, P., Riley-Mukavetz, A. & Levy, D. (Guest Eds.). (2016). Cultural Rhetorics Special Issue. enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture21. Available here

Powell, M., Levy, D., Riley-Mukavetz, A., Brooks-Gillies, M., Novotny, M., & Fisch-Ferguson, J. (2014). Our Story Begins Here: Constellating Cultural Rhetorics. enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture18, n.p. Available here

Rhodes, J., and Alexander, J. (2015). Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press. Available here

Ridolfo, J. (2013). Delivering Textual Diaspora: Building Digital Cultural Repositories as Rhetoric Research. College English, 76(2), 136-151.

Riley-Mukavetz, A. (2014). Towards a Cultural Rhetorics Methodology: Making Research Matter with Multi-generational Women from the Little Traverse Bay Band. Rhetoric, Professional Communication and Globalization5(1), 108-125.

Royster, J.J. (1996). When the first voice you hear is not your own. College Composition and Communication47(1), 29-40.

Royster, J.J. (2003). Disciplinary Landscaping, or Contemporary Challenges in the History of Rhetoric. Philosophy and Rhetoric36(2), 148-167.

Royster, J.J., and Kirsch, G. (2012). Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Ruiz, I.D. and Sanchez, R. (Eds.). (2016). Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Salaita, S. (2016). Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Sandoval, C. (2000). Methodology of the Oppressed. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Sano-Franchini, J. (2014). Cultural Rhetorics and the Digital Humanities: Toward Cultural Reflexivity in Digital Making. In J. Ridolfo & W. Hart-Davidson (Eds.), Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities (pp. 49-64). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Sano-Franchini, J., Sackey, D., and Pigg, S. (2011). Methodological Dwellings: A Search for Feminisms in Rhetoric & Composition. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society, 1(2). Available here

Smith, L. T. (1999). Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books.

Smith, S. and Watson, J. (1992). De/Colonizing the Subject: The Politics of Gender in Women’s Autobiography. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Smitherman, G. (1977). Talkin’ and Testifyin’: The Language of Black America. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Smitherman, G. and Villanueva, V. (2003). Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Trimble, C. E., Sommer, B. W., and Quinlan, M. K. (2008). The American Indian Oral History Manual. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Villanueva, V. (1993). Bootstraps: From an American academic of color. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

Villanueva, V. (1999). On the Rhetoric and Precedents of Racism. College Composition and Communication50(4), 645-661.

Villanueva, V. and Baca, D. (2009). Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 BCE to 2012 CE. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Villanueva, V., Kells, M. H., and Balester, V. (2004). Latino/a Discourses: On Language, Identity, and Literacy Education. Portsmouth, NH: Heinneman.

Warner, M. (1999). The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and Ethics of Queer Life. New York, NY: Free Press.

Warner, M. (2005). Publics and Counterpublics. New York, NY: Zone Press.

Wilson, S. (2008). Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Halifax & Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.