Publications and Current Projects


2022. Upton Azzam, Aisha A. “The Emmett Till Antilynching Act and the History of Antilynching Movements in the United States.” The Society Pages.

2021. Upton, Aisha A. and Jalia Joseph. “Exploring the Black Feminist Imagination.” Black Feminist Sociology. Ed. Whitney Pirtle and Zakiya Luna.

2020. Squires, Catherine and Aisha A. Upton. “Redesigning a Pocket Monument: A Reparative Reading of the 2016 $20 Bill Controversy. Racialized Media is Designed, Delivered, and Decoded. Ed. Emma Lesser New York University Press

2018. Squires, Catherine and Aisha A. Upton. “The Color of Money, or, How to Redesign a ‘Monument in Your Pocket’” at Humanity and Society.

2017. Upton, Aisha A. and Joyce M. Bell “Women’s Activism in the Civil Rights Movement.” For the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism. Edited by Holly McCammon, Lee Ann Banaszak, Verta Taylor, and Jo Reger.

  1. Upton, Aisha A. and R.L. Reece “How Skin Tone Shapes Civic Engagement Among Black Americans.” Color Struck: How Race and Complexion Matter in the “Color-Blind” Era. Edited by Lori Latrice Martin, Hayward Derrick Horton, Cedric Herring, Verna M. Keith, and Melvin Thomas.


Upton Azzam, Aisha A. “‘Enhancing Human Dignity Here and Around the World’: The Black Sorority as International Uplift Movement.” Under Review at Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism.

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. Forthcoming, “Black Fraternities’ and Sororities’ Social Activism”. In Angela Jones, Ed, African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. Forthcoming, “The National Council of Negro Women.” In Angela Jones, Ed, African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. Forthcoming, “Rosa Parks”. In Angela Jones, Ed, African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Upton Azzam, Aisha A.  and Jalia L. Joseph. Forthcoming, “Alicia Garza, Opal Tommeti and Patrisse Cullors. Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements.”

In Preparation

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. The Power We Need Right Now: Black Sororities and Radical Black Movements of the 1970s. Book manuscript in preparation.

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. “The Anti-lynching Movement, the Dyer Anti-lynching Bill, and Ida B. Wells’s “Third Excuse.”

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. “Gendered Dimensions of Movements for Racial Justice.” Handbook of Gender and Social Activism. Ed. Jo Reger, Rachel L. Einwohner, and Kelsy Kretschmer. Invited for submission.

Joseph Jalia L. and Aisha A. Upton Azzam. “Through the Critical Race Looking Glass: Prioritizing Race in Social Movement Literature.” The Racial Structure of Sociological Thought. Ed. Jennifer C. Mueller and Victor Ray. Book manuscript in preparation, full manuscript invited for submission to university press.

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. “Wherever Pressure is Needed: The National Council of Negro Women’s Congressional Hearings”

Upton Azzam, Aisha A. “Black Voluntary Associations and the Complexity of Black Civic Engagement.” In preparation for submission to peer reviewed journal.

Book Reviews

2019. Upton, Aisha A. “Heroic women of the Black freedom struggle review essay.” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture.

  1. Upton, Aisha A. “The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race.” Humanity and Society.

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