Critical Coding Cookbook: Intersectional Feminist Approached to Teaching and Learning

Homepage of the Critical Coding Cookbook website. Behind the title, Critical Coding Cookbook: an Intersectional Feminist Approach to Teaching and Learning, there is a dark background with tessellated neon yellow and pink triangles.

Published in July 2022, the Critical Coding Cookbook contains a collection of 24 recipes that consider computer programming from cultural, philosophical, and decolonial frameworks.

I am delighted to contribute a chapter to this important collection under the frame of a “School for Vernacular Algorithms.  The contribution links to the extended project Vocabulary and School of Vernacular Algorithms.

To frame the context of the Critical Coding Cookbook, it’s about About section states:

We believe that it is time to confront how computational history has been retrofitted to tell a single narrative by recentering marginalized ways of knowing. …
There is a growing awareness towards reclaiming ancestral knowledge and a movement to decolonize computation. Through centering marginalized bodies and identities, we aim to build a collection of alternative histories, narratives, and approaches to computation. This volume of material can serve as an open-source educational resource across a spectrum of learning communities.”

Visit to check out contributions by Kit Kuksenok, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Noam Youngrak Son, Morgan Green, Kathy Wu, evelyn masso, Dorothy R. Santos, Sara Rivera, Tegan Bristow, Lavannya Surresh, Shafali J, Micah A, Sanketh K, Echo Theohar, Kevin Lee, Shayna Robinson, Anuradha Reddy, Nancy Mauro-Flude (, Roopa Vasudevan, Kemi Sijuwade-Ukadike, Joana Chicau, Renick Bell, Becca Rose, Mario Guzman, Winnie Yoe, Annina Rüst, and Tamara Moura Costa. 

The project is led and edited by Xin Xin and Katherine Moriwaki. Visual identity, website design, and implementation by Kevin Cadena. Stay tuned for the CCC PDF reader, coming later this summer.