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:



  • "Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do" by Jennifer Eberhardt
  • "The End of Policing" by Alex S. VitaleCover of Staci K. Haines book The Politics of Trauma
  • "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith
  • "Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning" by Cathy Park Hong
  • "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies" by Resmaa Menakem
  • "One Drop" by Yaba Blay
  • "The Politics of Trauma" by Staci K. Haines
  • "Stony The Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together" by Heather McGhee

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