Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression, and Pain

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz


Book Review of Decolonizing Academia by Clelia O. Rodríguez. The author was invited to keynote a closed symposium on libraries and open pedagogies by the reviewer who was personally affected by the reading of the text.

Full Text:



“CUNY Professors Rally; Adjuncts Demand ‘$7K Or Strike!’ – LaborPress.” Accessed April 5, 2019.

“Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million for Open Educational Resources Initiative at SUNY and CUNY to Cut High Cost of Textbooks.” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, May 16, 2018.

Harris, Elizabeth A. “De Blasio Proposes Changes to New York’s Elite High Schools.” The New York Times, June 8, 2018, sec. New York.

Rodríguez, Clelia O. Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression and Pain / Clelia O. Rodríguez. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: Fernwood Publishing, 2018.

Rodríguez, Clelia O. “The #shitholes Syllabus: Undoing His(Story).” Radical Teacher 111 (July 27, 2018): 30–34.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2019 Shawnta Deshawn Smith-Cruz

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

University Library System Mark

This journal is published by the University Library SystemUniversity of Pittsburgh as part of its D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program and is cosponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

ISSN 1941-0832 (online)