Listening at the Intersections

The Listening at the Intersections workshop was held at the University of Roehampton, London in June 2019.

Click here to download the program booklet: PROGRAM Listening at the Intersections 26 June 2019

The Discussion Starter essay by Divya Ghelani is available here:

The Discussion Starter paper prepared by Susan Bickford is available here: Background – Listening at the Intersections

Below is a list of readings and resources suggested by participants in the Listening at the Intersections workshop


Act Esol. Language, Resistance, Theatre, Serpentine Galleries, 2019 Free download:

Ahmed, Sara Feminist Killjoy blog eg.;

Ahmed, Sara Strange Encounters: embodied others in post-coloniality

Ahmed, Sara ‘Feminist Killjoys’ in The Promise of Happiness

Ahsan, Hamja, Shy Radicals: The Anti-Systemic Politics of the Introvert Militant (London: Book Works, 2017)

Arday, J. and Mirza, H. (Eds.). 2018. Dismantling Race in Higher Education. Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy. London: Palgrave

Bassel, L. 2017. The Politics of Listening. Possibilities and Challenges for Democratic Life. London: Palgrave.

Bassel, L. and A. Emejulu. 2017. Minority Women and Austerity. Survival and Resistance in France and Britain. Bristol: Policy Press.

Bassel, L. 2012. Refugee Women: Beyond Gender versus Culture. London: Routledge.

Bickford, S. 1996. The Dissonance of Democracy. Listening, Conflict and Citizenship. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Bhambra, G., Gebrial, D., Nişancıoğlu, K. 2018. Decolonising the University. London: Pluto Press.

Bhopal, K. 2018. White Privilege: the myth of a post-racial society. Bristol: Policy Press.

de Souza, P. (2018). ‘What Does (In)justice Sound Like? On listening, acoustic violence and the booing of Adam Goodes’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 32(4). (special issue: Shifting the Terms of Debate). doi: 10.1080/10304312.2018.1488524.

Dreher, T. 2009a. ‘Listening across difference: Media and multiculturalism beyond the politics of voice’, Continuum-Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol. 23, pp. 445 – 458.

Dreher, T. 2009b. ‘Eavesdropping with permission: the politics of listening for safer speaking spaces’, Borderlands e-Journal : New Spaces in the Humanities, vol. 8, pp. 1 – 21. Open access at

Dreher, Tanja 2019 ‘Listening After Christchurch’ available at

Dreher, T and A. Mondal (eds.) (2018) 2018, Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference, Palgrave Macmillan, New York

Farinati, Lucia and Claudia Firth, The Force of Listening, Errant Bodies Press, 2017 Free download:

Garman, Anthea ‘Citizens and Journalists: The possibilities of co-creating the democracy we want’ available at:

Garman, Anthea ‘When an editor listens to a city’ available at:

Ghelani, Divya (2018) Grenfell Tower: ‘there are only the deliberately silent, or the preferably unheard’ available online at:

Ghelani, Divya ‘Necessary Stutterings’, Unbound, available at:

Ghelani, Divya ‘Roots’ The Mechanics Institute Review available at:

Ghelani, Divya ‘India: Firefly’ Litro #156 available at

Joseph-Salisbury, R., Johnson, A. & Kamunge, E. (eds.). 2018. The Fire Now: anti-racist scholarship in times of explicit racial violence. London: Zed Books.

Kanngieser A and Beuret N 2017 Refusing the world: Silence, commoning, and the Anthropocene. South Atlantic Quarterly (Special Issue Autonomism and the Anthropocene) 116(2): 363-380.

Kanngieser A 2012 A sonic geography of the voice: Towards an affective politics. Progress in Human Geography 36(3): 336-353.

Motsemme, Nthabiseng, ‘The Mute Always Speak: On Women’s Silences at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’, Current Sociology, 52.5 (2004), 909–32

Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi (2018) Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Arsenal Pulp Press

Precarious Workers Brigade, Training for Exploitation? Politicising Employability and Reclaiming Education, Journal of Aesthetics & Protest Press, 2017 Free download:

Quashie, Kevin, The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012)

Rhodes Must Fall Movement, Oxford. 2018. Rhodes Must Fall. The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire. London: Zed Books. Edited by Roseanne Chantiluke, Brian Kwoba and Athinagamso Nkopo

Robinson, Dylan, Hungry Listening (forthcoming 2020)

Royster, Jacqueline Jones, ‘When the First Voice You Hear Is Not Your Own’, College Composition and Communication, 47.1 (1996), 29–40

Schäfer, Martin Jörg, Vassilis S. Tsianos, and geheimagentur, eds., The Art of Being Many: Towards a New Theory and Practice of Gathering (Bielefeld: transcript, 2016)

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake, As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017)

Sotelo Castro, Luis C. 2019 ‘Facilitating voicing and listening in the context of post-conflict performances of memory. The Colombian scenario.’ In: De Nardi, S., Orange, H., et al. Routledge Handbook of Memoryscapes. Routledge: London.

Sotelo Castro, Luis C. 2019. ‘La Acción Escénica para un contexto transicional: casos colombianos.’ Cornago, Oscar y Rodriguez, Zara. (Ed.) Tiempos de habitar. Practicas Escenicas y Esfera Publica. Cuenca (España): Genueve Ediciones

Spivak, G. 1988. ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’. In Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, edited by C. Nelson and L. Grossberg, 271–313. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Stauffer, J (2018) Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard Columbia University Press

Stoever, J. 2016. The Sonic Colour Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening. New York: New York University Press


Accent of Women:

Hey Aunty:

Imagine Otherwise:

Intersectionality Matters – with Kimberle Crenshaw:

Nine great podcasts hosted by Indigenous women:

Sense of Place:

The Henceforward:

Towards a careful listening: Sound, gender, feminism, activism in Sound, by Kanngieser:

Wild Black Women:

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