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Resources for Understanding Difference


Please find resources on how to better understand difference on many topic areas below. These resources are a combination of print and electronic books, articles, and websites. 

This is an ongoing project and will be regularly updated. We welcome your contributions at dei@hamilton.edu

Print and Electronic Resources

Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander/South Asian

Black Experience

  • Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House Publishing Group, 2009. Burke PS3551.N464 Z466 1997
  • Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. First Vintage International Edition., Vintage International, a division of Random House LLC, 1994.  Burke E185.61 .B195 1993
  • Butler, Octavia, John Jennings, Damian Duffy. Kindred  Abrams Comicarts, 2017. 

  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Burke E185.615 .C6335 2015

  • Douglass, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom. The Floating Press, 2009. Burke E449 .D738 1969
  • Flowers, Ebony.  Hot Comb. Drawn & Quarterly, 2019. Burke Reserve PN6727.F5869 H68 2019
  • Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll; The World the Slaves Made. Pantheon Books, 1974. Burke E443 .G46
  • Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist . One World, 2019.

  • Lewis, John,  Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. March. Top Shelf Productions, 2013. Burke E840.8.L43 A3 2013

  • Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider?: Essays and Speeches. Crossing Press, 2007. Burke PS3562.O75 S5 1984

  • Sellers, Bakari. My Vanishing Country. On Order. 
  • Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste?: the Origins of Our Discontents. First edition. Random House, 2021.  Burke Reserve HT725.U6 W55 2020

Disabilities

  • Alphin, Henry C., Jennie Lavine, and Roy Y. Chan, eds. Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility. LC4813 .D58 2017
  • Brown, Keah. The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me. Atria Books, 2019. RC388 .B763 2019
  • Burch, Susan. Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II. New York University Press, 2002
  • Evans, Nancy J. Disability in Higher Education: a Social Justice Approach. Jossey-Bass, 2018. 
  • Kahlo, Frida. The Diary of Frida Kahlo: an Intimate Self-Portrait . H.N. Abrams, 1995. Burke ND259.K33 A2 1995
  • Longmore, Paul K., and Lauri Umansky. The New Disability History: American Perspectives . New York University Press, 2001. Burke HV1553 .N48 2001
  • Vance, Mary Lee, et al. Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act: Inclusive Policy and Practice for Higher Education.  First Edition. NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014. LC4813 .B48 2014

Gender

Interfaith/Spirituality

Latino/a/x

LGBTQ+

Native American/First Nations/Indigenous Peoples

  • Buchanan, Shonda. Black Indian. Wayne State University Press, 2019. PS3602.U2517 Z46 2019.
  • Driskill, Qwo-Li, Chris Finley, and Brian Joseph Gilley. Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature. On Order. 
  • Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People. Beacon Press, 2014. E76.8 .D86 2014
  • Harjo, Jo. An American Sunrise. Norton, 2019. PS3558.A62423 A64 2020
  • Oneida Nation - The Oneida Indian Nation is an indigenous nation of American Indian people whose sacred and sovereign homelands are located in Central New York, including the land now occupied by Hamilton College. 
  • Washuta, Elissa, and Theresa Warburton. Shapes of Native Nonfiction?: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers. University of Washington Press, 2019.
  • Whitaker-Gilio, Dina. As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, From Colonization to Standing Rock. Beacon Press, 2019. E98.S67 G55 2019.

 

Personal Growth

Political Spectrum

Teaching and Learning

Campus Resources

Campus Departments and Groups

Accessibility Services - Assistant Dean of Students for International Students and Accessibility Allen Harrison coordinates individualized accommodations and support services for any student who has a documented need.

The Days-Massolo Center - The Days-Massolo Center facilitates student community organizing, leads in inclusive educational initiatives, and amplifies the marginalized voices of those striving to make the Hamilton experience more equitable. The Days-Massolo Center works collaboratively with campus partners and community organizations to sponsor educational and cultural programs, to foster connections and to create opportunities for difficult conversations.

Dean of Students Office - Located in the Elihu Root House, the Office of the Dean of Students, which includes Dean Terry Martinez and the members of her staff, provides resources, guidance and support for students and other members of the Hamilton community.

Human Resources - Located in the Philip Spencer House, the Human Resources Staff aligns its activities with the mission and strategic plan of Hamilton College and is focused on facilitating an employment lifecycle for all College employees which is positive, enriching and fair.

LITS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources - The LITS (Library and Information Technology Services) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force was charged with implementing a three-part strategy: building a diverse team, arranging professional development opportunities for staff, and providing diverse and inclusive services and resources.

Student Organizations

Hamilton Presence

  • Searchable by name or category, this website provides details, documents, and contact information for student organizations, clubs, and groups on campus. 

Days-Massolo Center

Days-Massolo Center


Through forums, panels, lectures, and other programming, the Days-Massolo Center serves as a hub for exploring intersections among gender, race, culture, religion, sexuality, ability, socioeconomic class, and other facets of human difference.

Contact Information


Terry Martinez

Vice President, Dean of Students and Chief Diversity Officer
315-859-4020 tmartine@hamilton.edu
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