Publications & Press

In Common

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Journal Articles



White, Monica M.  2011. “D-Town Farm:  African American Resistance to Food Insecurity and the Transformation of Detroit.”  Environmental Practice.  Vol. 13 (4).  White, Monica M.  2011. 


“Sisters of the Soil:  Urban Gardening as Resistance in Detroit.”  Race/Ethnicity:  Multicultural Global Contexts. Race/Ethnicity:  Multicultural Global Contexts.  Vol. 5 (1). White, Monica, M.  2010.


“Shouldering Responsibility for the Delivery of Human Rights:  A Case Study of the D-Town Farmers of Detroit,” Race/Ethnicity: Multicultural Global Contexts, Vol. 3 (2):  189-212. White, Monica, M.  2009.

Additional Writings

Manuscripts in Progress and Under Review

White, Monica, M. “A Journey to Liberation:  Culture of Resistance and Mobilization in the Newsletters of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.” Under Review at Critical Sociology.

White, Monica, M.  “Cultivating Justice:  Teaching, Research, and Community Engagement Through Urban Gardens.”  Under Review at Teaching Sociology.

White, Monica, M.  “Planting Seeds of Resistance, Harvesting Change: Race, Gender and Farming in Detroit.” To be submitted to International Social Science Review.

White, Monica, M. “The White Elephant in the Community Garden: Race, Whiteness and the Urban Gardening Movement in Detroit.” To be submitted to Mobilization.

Chapters in Edited Volumes: Race Struggles

White, Monica, M.  2009. “Socio-Psychological Processes in Racial Formation:  A Case Study of the Autobiographies of Former Black Panther Party Members,” in Race Struggles, edited by S. Cha-Jua, T. Koditschek, & H. Neville. University of Illinois Press.


White, Monica, M.  2011. “Detroit, Race and Urban Gardening.”  When We Dream Together: Creating Communities of Opportunity.  Read

White, Monica, M.  2010. “D-Town: African American Farmers, Food Security and Detroit.”  Black Agenda Report. Read