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Selected Articles & Book Chapters

Hudson, David James. “The Displays: On Anti-Racist Study and Institutional Enclosure.” up//root, October 22, 2020.

Hudson, David James. “The Whiteness of Practicality.” Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science.  Ed. Gina Schlesselman-Tarango.  Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, 2017. 203-234.

Hudson, David James. “On ‘Diversity’ as Anti-Racism in Library and Information Studies: A Critique.” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1, no. 1 (2017).

Hudson, David J. “On Dark Continents and Digital Divides: Information Inequality and the Reproduction of Racial Otherness in Library and Information Studies.” Journal of Information Ethics, 25, no. 1 (2016): 62-80.

Hudson, Dave. “Unpacking ‘Information Inequality’: Towards a (Self-)Critical Discourse of Global Justice in Library and Information Science.” Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS/RCSIB) 36, no. 3/4 (2012): 69-87.

Hudson, Dave. “Beyond Swag: Reflections on Libraries, Pencils, and the Limits of ‘Green’ Consumerism.” Greening Libraries.  Ed. Monika Antonelli and Mark McCullough. Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press, 2012. 193-207.

Selected Presentations

Hudson, David James. “On the Work of Critical Race Theory in the Library World.'” Keynote at Critical Pedagogy Symposium. Metropolitan New York Library Council May 17, 2023.

Hudson, David James. “Academic Libraries, Racial Capitalism, and the ‘Independent Learner.'” 2021-2022 Information Studies Colloquium. University of California Los Angeles School of Education and Information Studies. June 9, 2022.

Hudson, David James, and Désirée Rochat. “Racial Capitalism and Knowledge Production in LIS: A Conversation with David James Hudson.” Plenary session at 20th Annual Library Research Forum. Concordia University Library. April 26, 2022.

Hudson, David James. “On the (Anti-Racist) Politics of Anti-Racism Research.” 2nd Annual Lecture on Research & Scholarship. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians, Research & Scholarship Committee. May 11, 2021.

Allard, Danielle, Jamila Ghaddar, and David James Hudson. “Countering Canada 150: A Conversation on Race, Colonialism, and the Nation.” Diversity by Design – Reframing Diversity Discourse in Canada, September 13, 2017.

Hudson, David James. “On Cultural Competence in the Library World: Situating Anti-Racist Self Work as Neoliberal Racial Politics.” Foundations & Futures: Critical Reflections on the Pasts, Presents, and Possibilities of Academic Librarianship – CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, May 31, 2017.

Hudson, David James and Gina Schlesselman-Tarango. “On Structures and Self-Work: Locating Anti-Racist Politics in LIS.” Race Matters: Libraries, Racism, and Antiracism – 2016 LACUNY Institute, May 20, 2016.

Hudson, David James. “On Critical Librarianship & Pedagogies of the Practical.” Keynote address at Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium, February 25, 2016 .


Hudson, David James, and Fred Rascoe. “The Diversity Paradigm” [21-minute interview]. Lost in the Stacks. Atlanta, GA: WREK, May 5, 2017.


Hudson, David James. “Library Poem #1.” Information Ethics and Global Citizenship: Essays on Ideas to Praxis. Ed. Toni Samek and Lynette Schultz. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. 7-8.

Hudson, David James. “Library Poem #2.” Information Ethics and Global Citizenship: Essays on Ideas to Praxis. Ed. Toni Samek and Lynette Schultz. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. 8-10.