- Harrison, Jill. 2008. “Abandoned Bodies and Spaces of Sacrifice: Pesticide Drift Activism and the Contestation of Neoliberal Environmental Politics in California.” Geoforum 39:1197-1214
- Leeper Buss, Fran, ed. 1993. Forged under the Sun/Forjada bajo el Sol: The Life of Maria Elena Lucas. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
- Perkins, Tracy. 2014. “The Environmental Justice Legacy of the United Farm Workers of America: Stories from the Birthplace of Industrial Agriculture.” Tales of Hope and Caution in Environmental Justice. The Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes, Humanities for the Environment, August 10.
- Pulido, Laura. 1996. “The Pesticide Campaign of the UFW Organizing Committee, 1965-71.” Pp. 57-124 in Environmentalism and Economic Justice: Two Chicano Struggles in the Southwest. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
- Harrison, Jill. 2006. “‘Accidents’ and Invisibilities: Scaled Discourse and the Naturalization of Regulatory Neglect in California’s Pesticide Drift Conflict.” Political Geography 25(5) June: 506–529.
- Harrison, Jill Lindsey. 2011. Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Liévanos, Raoul S., Jonathan K. London, and Julie Sze. 2011. “Uneven Transformations and Environmental Justice: Regulatory Science, Street Science, and Pesticide Regulation in California.” Pp. 201-228 in Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement, edited by G. Ottinger and B. R. Cohen. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- London, Jonathan K., Julie Sze, and Raoul S. Liévanos. 2008. “Problems, Promise, Progress, and Perils: Critical Reflections on Environmental Justice Policy Implementation in California.” UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 26(2): 255-289.
Science and environmental health
- Nash, Linda. 2007. Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease and Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Arax, Mark and Rick Wartzman. 2003. The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire. New York: PublicAffairs.
- Walker, Richard A. 2004. The Conquest of Bread: 150 Years of Agribusiness in California. New York: The New Press.
- Lopez, Ann Aurelia. 2007. The Farmworkers’ Journey. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Mitchell, Don. 2012. They Saved the Crops: Labor, Landscape, and the Struggle over Industrial Farming in Bracero-Era California. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press.
- Brown, Sandy and Christy Getz. 2008. “Privatizing Farm Worker Justice: Regulating Labor through Voluntary Certification and Labeling.” Geoforum 39:1184–1196
- Harrison, Jill. 2008. “Lessons Learned from Pesticide Drift: A Call to Bring Production Agriculture, Farm Labor, and Social Justice Back into Agrifood Research and Activism.” Agriculture and Human Values 25(2):163-167.
Cumulative health impacts in the San Joaquin Valley
- London, Jonathan, Ganlin Huang and Tara Zagofsky. 2011. Land of Risk/Land of Opportunity: Cumulative Environmental Vulnerability in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Davis, CA: UC Davis Center for Regional Change.
Gender and environmental justice activism
- Perkins, Tracy. 2012. “Women’s Pathways Into Activism: Rethinking the Women’s Environmental Justice Narrative in California’s San Joaquin Valley.” Organization & Environment, 25(1):76-94.
- Yogi, Stan, Gayle Mak, and Patricia Wakida. 2007. Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books.
Public-facing research and campus-community collaboration
- Cable, Sherry, Tamara Mix, and Donald Hastings. 2005. “Mission Impossible? Environmental Justice Activists’ Collaborations with Professional Environmentalists and with Academics.” Pp. 55-76 in Power, Justice and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement edited by D. N. Pellow and R. J. Brulle. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Harrison, Jill Lindsey. 2011. “Parsing Participation” in Action Research: Navigating the Challenges of Lay Involvement in Technically Complex Participatory Science Projects.” Society and Natural Resources 24:702-716.
- Perkins, Tracy. 2015. “On Becoming a Public Sociologist: Amplifying Women’s Voices in the Quest for Environmental Justice.” Pp. 88-92 in Sociologists in Action on Inequalities: Race, Class and Gender edited by S. K. White, J. M. White and K. O. Korgen. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
- Pulido, Laura. 2008. “FAQ’s: Frequently (Un)Asked Questions About Being a Scholar Activist.” Pp. 342-364 in Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics and Methods of Activist Scholarship edited by C. R. Hale. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
- Sarathy, Brinda. 2014. “Engaging Students in Community-based Partnerships for Environmental Justice: Reflections on CCAEJ’s “Organizing Academy.”” Pp. 77-82 in The Pitzer College 50th Anniversary Engaged Faculty Collection: Community Engagement and Activist Scholarship edited by T. H. Peterson. Claremont, CA: Pitzer College Community Engagement Center.
See other reading ideas at the UC Davis Environmental Justice Project’s Environmental Justice Research Inventory.