Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Recommended Readings and Resources

These resources are intended to help advance knowledge and understanding on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice as well as inspire positive and equitable social change. This list is not comprehensive and will continue to grow and change in response to shifts in our society. We hope these resources will encourage reflection and dialogue, and bring us closer to achieving the Heller motto of “knowledge advancing social justice.”

What We're Watching, Reading and Listening To:



  • "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi Cover of Staci K. Haines book The Politics of Trauma
  • "The Politics of Trauma" by Staci K. Haines
  • "The End of Policing" by Alex S. Vitale
  • "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies" by Resmaa Menakem
  • "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do" by Jennifer Eberhardt
  • "Stony The Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity" by Carl Zimmer
  • "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower" by Brittney Cooper
  • "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race" by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College, who received the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize at Brandeis University in October 2018.
  • "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" by Ibram X. Kendi

In the News and Other Resources



Mental Health, Wellbeing and Self-care

Policing, Criminalization & the Justice System

Public Policy & Public Health

Representation Matters

Teaching & Learning

White Privilege and Systemic/Structural Racism



Archive from 2017-2018

Contact Information

Maria Madison, Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Office: Heller-Schneider 119

Phone: 781-736-3886

Email: mtm@brandeis.edu