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What we read and who we talk to fundamentally shapes how we live and lead.

We are working hard to create a website that honors an integrative pedagogy of citation that eschews algorithms and disciplinary canons for a living practice that embraces who we learn from, how we imagine, and what we need to ensure so that everyone can be free.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to develop this site.

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What we read and who we talk to fundamentally shapes how we live and lead, how we receive others, and how we understand knowledge and imagine freedom.

In March 2019, Asao Inoue, then President of the Conference on College Communication and Composition, issued a familiar critique of educational models that (re)produce “white language supremacy.”   Inoue’s “white language supremacy” refers to the habits of assessment that reinforce the value and authority of whiteness as standard and central to meaning-making.  This project, the Citation Initiative, combines Inoue’s concerns with the challenges that emerged in academic, cultural, social, political, and legal contexts in the last half of the 20th century.  These challenges against elitism, race, gender, class, and geographic exclusion, and the presumed normativity of heterocentric and ableist discourses in citation and leadership practices have gained new momentum and meaning since computerized algorithms have deepened assumptions of search engine neutrality.

We are building a citation practice that explicitly centers an abiding commitment to engaging the words, work, and lives of feminists of color as a baseline for intellectual rigor.

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Principles - forthcoming

Spring 2021 Piloting Team

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amanda apgar


Women's and Gender Studies,
Loyola Marymount University

linh hua


Rhetorical Arts, 
Loyola Marymount University

cathy mcgrath


Loyola Marymount University

To participate in a future collaboration, please send us an email.

  • 3rd Annual Citation Roundtable:  (In)Formal Economies and Citation Practice
    Feb 18, 2021, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    K. Melchor Quick Hall, Ph.D., faculty in Leadership Studies at Fielding Graduate University, explores an alternative citation practice to leverage women's collective knowledges. She has worked with makers of ereba (or cassava bread) in Honduras' Black Indigenous Garifuna community
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Annual Roundtable

The annual citation roundtable aims to inspire students to think about the implications of research practices as they develop their understanding of social justice and their responsibility as advocates for themselves and others.  Each spring a roundtable is organized around a general theme decided by a cohort of participating faculty.  A short list of readings is selected and incorporated into a shared unit.  These readings are generally available to the audience approximately one month before the roundtable, although they are not required for attendance.  

The event is designed to be driven by questions from the audience and highly interactive. 

Registration is free and open to all.  Links are provided below.

*Please note that roundtable sessions are not recorded.*

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Cecilia González-Andrieu, Ph.D., Professor of Theological Studies

Joel Gutierrez, M.A., Associate Director of Student Leadership and Development, Director of Chicano/a and Latinx Student Services

Yusef Omowale, M.A., Executive Director of the Southern California Library for Social Studies Research

Emil Sol, LMU Class of 2022, English and Spanish Double-major, First-to-Go Research Assistant

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