Citational Justice in HCI


This is a space for resources, events, and initiatives around citational justice in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and related fields. Citational justice and the processes that lead to it are collectively defined and contested, but the topic brings attention to questions of who is and is not cited for their knowledge and why. Citational justice is thus a starting point for critically examining the politics of knowledge production in HCI and academia more broadly, including as they intersect with knowledge production in other spaces and forms.

This space is currently cared for by an open collective of people interested in supporting conversations around citational justice in HCI. We have grown through talks/discussions, writing together, and holding workshops, and recognize that there are many beyond this collective who have and will discuss citational justice with different languages and lenses.

To plug into this collective's efforts, we invite you to join our Google Group—just email us with your name and a short bio. We also welcome suggestions for content that you think should be on this site!


The following list contains writings and initiatives that we have encountered over the past year as we have thought about citational justice, coming out of HCI and other disciplines and areas of practice. It demonstrates the varied ways citational justice and related ideas have been theorized and used. It is an expanding list and we welcome suggestions.

Readings about knowledge production in HCI and beyond

Australia’s Rivers are Ancestral Beings

Alessandro Pelizzon, Erin O’Donnell, Anne Poelina, Pursuit research news ‘21

Braving Citational Justice in Human Computer-Interaction

Neha Kumar and Naveena Karusala, alt.chi ‘21

Centering knowledge from the margins: our embodied practices of epistemic resistance and revolution

Az Causevic, Kavita Philip, Maari Zwick-Maitreyi, Persephone Hooper Lewis, Siko Bouterse, Anasuya Sengupta, International Feminist Journal of Politics ‘20

Citational Justice and the Growth of Knowledge

An Anonymous Scholar, Areo Magazine ‘19

Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement’

Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne, Gender, Place & Culture ‘17

Ephemera as Evidence: Introductory Notes to Queer Acts

José Esteban Muñoz

"I am just terrified of my future"—Epistemic Violence in Disability Related Technology Research

Anon Ymous, Katta Spiel, Os Keyes, Rua M. Williams, Judith Good, Eva Hornecker, Cynthia L. Bennett, CHI ‘20

I can't breathe: Reflections from black women in CSCW and HCI

Sheena Erete, Yolanda Rankin, Jakita Thomas, CSCW ‘20

Misrepresentation of Health Research in Exertion Games Literature

Joe Marshall and Conor Linehan, CHI ‘17

Throwaway citation of prior work creates risk of bad HCI research

Joe Marshall, Conor Linehan, Jocelyn Spence, Stefan Rennick Egglestone, alt.chi ‘17

Guidelines for practice

ABC Indigenous Content

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

How to Cite Like a Badass Tech Feminist Scholar of Color

Rigoberto Lara Guzmán and Sareeta Amrute, illustrated by Alexandra Mateescu

This digital-hygiene routine will protect your scholarship

Guillaume Cabanac


CiteHER Database for publications by Black women in computing


Citational Practices Challenge

Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández

Cite Black Women Podcast

Christen Smith, Michaela Machicote, Lydia Fortuna

UC Boulder School of Education Citational Justice Initiative

Whose Knowledge?

Repair and accountability

How to Give a Genuine Apology
Mia Mingus

I am Sorry!

Gopinaath Kannabiran

Understanding Accountability Abuse

Tada Hozumi

Social media discourse

The labor of affirming name changes:

Open letter on citational justice in the SIGACCESS community:

Citational justice in HCI education:

Democratizing credibility:

Care-fully incorporating CJ into reviewing: