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Blog posts and news articles 2013-onwards (a selection)

Turner, Camilla and Tony Diver, “Doctor Who writer protested against ‘problematic’ casting of black actor as Victorian soldier” (11 June 2017), The Telegraph.

Britt, Ryan, “‘Doctor Who’ Literally Time Travels to Punch Racists in 1814” (30 April 2017), Inverse.

Caitlin Busch, “‘Doctor Who’ Season 10 to Reflect ‘the Evil in our Real world’” (28 April 2017), Inverse.

Huw Fullerton, “How Doctor Who addresses race and racism in series 10 episode Thin Ice” (28 April 2017), Radio Times.

Danny Nicol, “Charlie grabs his Pole: the political significance of Matteusz Andrezejewski” (12 December 2016), Politics and Law of Doctor Who.

Danny Nicol, “Doctor Who’s unjew influence” (31 August 2016), Politics and Law of Doctor Who.

John Plunkett, “We nearly appointed a black Doctor, says Doctor Who showrunner” (3 June 2016), The Guardian.

BBC News, “Doctor Who: Role was offered to black actor, says Steven Moffat” (3 June 2016), BBC.

Danny Nicol, “Terrorism of the Zygons” (15 March 2016), Politics and Law of Doctor Who.

Danny Nicol, “‘School Reunion’: Are the Krillitanes really the British in diguise?”(19 December 2015), Politics and Law of Doctor Who.

Nico Hines, “Doctor Who: It’s Time For a Black, Asian, or Woman Doctor” (11 December 2014), The Daily Beast.

Alicia Lutes, “Why Doctor Who should alter its DNA again…In the writer’s room” (21 August 2014), Nerdist.

Verity Ritchie, “Gay, Black, Female Doctor Who” (31 July 2014), Patreon.

Danny Nicol, “Must the Doctor be a white male?” (14 May 2014), Politics and Law of Doctor Who.

Johnathan Gibbs, “What a Black Doctor Who Revealed to Me About the Cosplay Community” (28 April 2014), 2D-X.

Anoosh Jorjorian, “Who-mogeneous: If Doctor Who Doesn’t Diversify, Will It Last Another 50 Years?” (23 December 2013), Racialicious.

Shuheda Ahmed, “Doctor Who: The Day of the (White) Doctor” (25 November 2013), Media Diversified.

Whovian Feminism, “Martha Jones (Race in Shakespearean England)” (27 September 2013), Whovian Feminism.

Vivien Fleming, “The Tomb of the Cybermen” (17 August 2013), The Doctor Who Mind Robber.

Michael Ray Johnson, “Race and Gender Bias in Doctor Who” (12 August 2013), Of Dice and Pen.

Emily Asher-Perrin, “Doctor When? The Dialogue Surrounding the 11th Doctor’s Regeneration (9 August 2013), Tor.com.

Heather McLendon, “Brit TV: Doctor Who & its problematic casting history” (7 August 2013), This Was Television.

viomisehunt, “Thoughts on the Dilemma of a Black Doctor” (6 August 2013), DoctorWho Livejournal.

Samantha Pearson, “The 12th Doctor is Another White Dude” (5 August 2013), Velociriot.

Abigail Barefoot, “Why Peter Capaldi as yet another white male is a problem for Doctor Who” (4 August 2013), Confessions of a College Feminist.

Daniel Cohen, “From Red Dwarf to Doctor Who, from Idris Elba to David Harewood and Marianne Jean-Baptiste why do British blacks have to come to the USA to find love in the UK?” (1 August 2013), ThyBlackMan.

smz, “Doctor Who and Ethnicity, Part I: Race and the cultural embeddedness of Science Fiction” (7 July 2013), Radical Compounds.

Joy Ellison, “Race and Gender in Doctor Who: Beyond Who Plays The Doctor” (27 June 2013), Racialicious.

James Colvin, “Racegate: Rising above the Daily Mail” (15 June 2013), Kasterborous.

Bethany Larson, “Why the Casting for ‘Doctor Who’ Has Become the Focus of a Debate About Race and Gender” (7 June 2013), Indiewire.

Laura Koroski, “Doctor Who: What NOT to do if your show is accused of being racist” (5 June 2013), Feminispire.

P. Djèlí Clark, “Doctor Who(?)- Racey-Wacey-Timey-Wimey” (3 June 2013), Phenderson Djèlí Clark: The Musings of a Disgruntled Haradrim.

snuffles44, “’Doctor Who’s’ next Doctor cannot be a white man” (3 June 2013), hypable.

dimensionsintime, “Editorial: Doctor Who and Casting (Race, Ethnicity, Cultural Heritage)” (June 2013), Who Reviews & History Lessons.

Seth Aaron Hershman, “Doctor Who is a little racist, and maybe we should think about that” (31 May 2013), Time And Relative Dimension In Style.

mintymintleaf, “Doctor Who and Race –” (29 May 2013), mintymintleaf.tumbler.com.

Liel Leibovitz, “Doctor Who? Doctor Jew” (9 May 2013), Tablet.

Marco Lanzagorta, “There’s Some Seriously Scary Ethno-Violence in ‘Doctor Who: The Ark in Space – Special Edition’” (12 March 2013), PopMatters.

Blog posts and news articles pre-2013 (a selection)

Alasdair Shaw, “A Question of Colour” (24 June 2012), Kasterborous.

Emmanuel Akitobi, “As Matt Smith hints at jump to Hollywood, could Paterson Joseph’s name re-emerge for ‘Doctor Who’?” (27 October 2011), Shadow and Act/Indiewire.

Philip Sandifer, “Ready to Outsit Eternity (The Ark)” (30 March 2011), Philip Sandifer: Writer.
And several other posts at this site.

Kate Orman, “One of us is yellow” (16 October 2009), Another Redhead Against Racism.

Graeme McMillan, “Why This Doctor Disappoints” (4 January 2009), io9.

karnythia, “Martha as Mammy and yet more ‘ism’s in the Whoverse” (2 July 2007), Life on Martha.

neadods, “Mickey, Martha, and the Message that Doesn’t Belong on Who” (1 July 2007), Life on Martha.
And hundreds of other posts at this site.

The Angry Black Woman, “ABW’s TV Corner — Doctor Who” (9 May 2007), The Angry Black Woman.
And numerous other posts at this site.

Ciar Byrne, “Doctor Who gets his first black assistant” (5 July 2006), The Independent.

Richard Simpson, “Exit Billie as Doctor Who Gets First Black Side-Kick” (5 July 2006), Daily Mail.

Academic journal papers available online

Alan Gibbs, “‘Maybe that’s what happens when you touch the Doctor, even for a second’: Trauma in Doctor Who”, The Journal of Popular Culture, 46, 5 (2013), 950-972.

Amit Gupta, “Doctor Who and race: reflections on the change of Britain’s status in the international system”, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 102, 1 (2013), 41-50.

Lindy A. Orthia, “‘Sociopathetic abscess’ or ‘yawning chasm’? The absent postcolonial transition in Doctor Who”, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 45, 2 (2010), 207-225.

Peter B. Gregg, “England Looks to the Future: The Cultural Forum Model and Doctor Who”, The Journal of Popular Culture, 37, 4 (2004), 648-661.

Nick Caldwell, “A decolonising Doctor? British SF invasion narratives”, M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture, 2, 2 (1999).

Printed books and book chapters about Doctor Who that discuss elements of race

Maura Grady and Cassie Hemstrom, “Nostalgia for empire, 1963-1974”, in Gillian I. Leitch, ed., Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012, Jefferson: McFarland & Co., 2013, 125-141.

John Preston, “Apocalypse now: Eurocentric fictions and Afrofuturist Reflections on Nuclear War”, in Disaster Education: Race, Equity and Pedagogy, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2012, 73-84.

J. P. C. Brown, “Doctor Who: A Very British Alien”, in R. C. Neighbors and Sandy Rankin, eds., The Galaxy is Rated G: Essays on Children’s Science Fiction Film and Television, Jefferson: McFarland & Co., 2011, 161–182.

K. Tempest Bradford, “Martha Jones: Fangirl Blues”, in Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea, eds., Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, Des Moines: Mad Norwegian Press, 2010, 168-174.

Alec Charles, “The ideology of anachronism: television, history and the nature of time”, in David Butler, ed., Time And Relative Dissertations In Space: Critical Perspectives on Doctor Who, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007, 108-122.

Brian Boyd, “The Myth Makers: Archaeology in Doctor Who”, in Miles Russell, ed., Digging Holes in Popular Culture: Archaeology and Science Fiction, Oxon: Oxbow Books, 2002, 30-37.