These are articles that, in some way or another, have been incredibly influential to my own growth as a historian, and as a socially active human being. Given university affiliations, most of them are paywalled, but if you lack access, please get in touch and I will send you whatever you need:
Caroline Walker Bynum, “Why all the Fuss about the Body? A Medievalist’s Perspective” Critical Inquiry, 1994.
Stuart Hall, “Race, Articulation, and Societies Structured in Dominance” Sociological Theories: Race and Colonialism, 1980.
Walter Johnson, “On Agency” Journal of Southern History, 2003
Achille Mbembe, “Necropolitics” Public Culture, 2003.
Jared Sexton “Unbearable Blackness” Cultural Critique 90 (2015): 159-178
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, “Between Prospero and Caliban: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Inter-Identity” Luso-Brazilian Review, 2002.
Steve J. Stern, “Feudalism, Capitalism, and the World-System in the Perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean” AHR, 1988
Erin Woodruff Stone, “America’s First Slave Revolt: Indians and African Slaves in Espanola, 1500-1534) Ethnohistory, 2013
E. P. Thompson, “The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century” Past & Present 50 (1971): 76-136
Immanuel Wallerstein “Eurocentrism and its Avatars: The Dilemmas of Social Science” New Left Review, 1997.