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The
Community
Psychologist

Volume 54, Number 2 Spring 2021

Reading Circle

Edited by Dominique Thomas, Independent Scholar and Allana Zuckerman, Mesa Community College

To encourage an ongoing dialogue with each other about what we are reading and how those readings are influencing our work, we are starting a reading circle and recommended reading list. Each issue we will share resources that have influenced our work and provide a space for additional submissions. This is a space for people to share what they are reading so we can get an idea of the different knowledge bases people are exposed to and what is influencing their research and practice. This is also a way for us to share information and knowledge across a variety of topics to showcase and enhance richness of thought within the field.

For this issue, we have included citations for the reading circle that were referenced in our first ever TCP podcast! If you want to hear more about the research below, please listen to our podcast TCP podcast episode 1 in the Real Talk column. 


Daboin, I., Zuckerman, A., Thomas, D., & Borgman, R. (2015). Culturally sensitive mentoring: Reflections from a SCRA roundtable. The Community Psychologist, 48(3), 28-30.

Davis, F. E. (2019). Little book of race and restorative justice: Black lives, healing, and US social transformation. Good Books: New York.

Dutta, U. (2019). Decolonizing “community” in community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62, 272-282.

Lomotey-Nakon, L. L. (2018). Du Bois’s decolonial dragmatism: Teaching community psychology toward epistemological liberation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62, 364-373.

Mayorga, E., Leidecker, L., & Gutierrez, D. O. (2019). Burn it down: The incommensurability of the university and decolonization. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 8(1), 87-106.

Thomas, D. (2019). Black Lives Matter as resistance to systemic anti-Black violence. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 8(1), 30-45.

Thomas, D., & Zuckerman, A. (2018). Black lives matter in community psychology. Community Psychology in Global Perspectives, 4(2), 1-8.