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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

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  • 3rd Annual Citation Roundtable:  (In)Formal Economies and Citation Practice
    3rd Annual Citation Roundtable:  (In)Formal Economies and Citation Practice
    Thu, Feb 18
    Feb 18, 2021, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    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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Care is no longer personal. Care is political.
Kevin Pho, MD

Care is no longer personal. Care is political.

"To care for dependents, the carer must be cared for, both for the sake of her charge and for her own sake. Without such basic infrastructure, we have anxiety, confusion, and chaos. Contagion knows no independent individuals.  Its boundaries are not the boundaries of our skin. It relies on the inevitable sociality of human beings. But our vulnerability is also our defense: bonds of care minimize, and can even defeat, the power and reach of COVID-19. Care must move out of the private domain, out of the recesses of hospital rooms and nurseries, nursing homes, and day-care centers. We seem to recognize now that a leader of a nation is entrusted with its care. Care is no longer personal. It never was. Care is political." Eva Kittay is a philosopher and author of Love's Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency (Routledge) and Learning from My Daughter. ( She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Care is no longer personal. Care is political." ( Hosted by Kevin Pho, MD, The Podcast by KevinMD shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system but are rarely heard from. Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Subscribe on Google Podcasts: Subscribe on Spotify:
To the Bone: Some Speculations on Touch, Hortense Spillers

To the Bone: Some Speculations on Touch, Hortense Spillers

Hold Me Now – Feel and Touch in an Unreal World Was a conference-festival organized by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on March 21, 22, 23, 24 2018 Studium Generale Rietveld Academie invited Karen Archey, Mark Paterson, Rizvana Bradley, and Jack Halberstam to each inaugurate a discursive and performative programme on how the haptic – relating to or based on touch – is thought and experienced artistically, philosophically, and politically in life, art and design, and theory. March 23, Fri There’s a Tear in the World: Touch After Finitude Curated by Rizvana Bradley A body touched, touching, fragile, vulnerable, always changing, fleeing, ungraspable, evanescent under a caress or a blow, a body without a husk, a poor skin stretched over the cave where our shadow floats … (Jean-Luc Nancy) This conference day will focus on the haptic through the resonance of touch. Extending our critical sense of the haptic through attendant, experimental grammars of touch, we confront a set of sometimes unruly and even wild philosophical and artistic imperatives. For the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, touch marks the limits of how we come to know ourselves both in and beyond our finitude. Touch has enabled us to enrich our techniques of knowing, making possible a rediscovery of the modalities of movement, matter, and sense that comprise our subject and object worlds. Thematically, touch will recur in our discussions of artworks, and in our explorations of the irreducibly textured expressions of performance and social practice. Weaving between image, sound, and the poetic line, the conversations in this conference day will navigate the overlaps and cuts between them. The included readings, performances, and talks will explore diasporic forms of world-making, dynamic philosophies of movement, the violence of cartographic and architectural imaginaries, the material trace of touch in economies of performance, and the haptic violence manifested in history’s archival inscriptions. Participants Hortense Spillers, Eyal Weizman, Aracelis Girmay, Erin Manning, Ligia Lewis, Wu Tsang, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
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