Reading List

As part of this course, students will be expected to select two (2) books from those listed below and complete book reflections. Students are welcome (and encouraged) to read all of them at your own leisure.

Book Reflection #1 Options

Book Reflection #2 Options

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
  • Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Ruha Benjamin)
  • Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (Safiya Noble)
  • Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness (Simone Browne)
  • Race, Sex, and Robots: How to Be Human in the Age of AI (Ayanna Howard)
  • Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor (Virginia Eubanks)
  • Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (Sara Wachter-Boettcher)
  • Weapons of Math Destruction (Cathy O’Neil)
  • Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (Caroline Criado-Perez)
  • Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to The Algebra Project (Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr.)
  • More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech (Meredith Broussard))
  • Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World (Meredith Broussard)