Annotated bibliographies should always be:
The individual annotated bibliography entry should align with the following structure.
Each bibliographic entry should, excluding the citation itself, be only between 150-200 words. It should be a dense, readable paragraph.
Some key formatting tips for annotated bibliographies include:
Entry generated by Research and Technology Fellow Elan M. Goldman.
The following example annotated bibliography entry is cited in the Chicago Manuel of Style:
"Ahmed, Sara. "A phenomenology of whiteness." Feminist theory 8, no. 2 (2007): 149-168.
In “A Phenomenology of whiteness,” Ahmed, inspired by Frantz Fanon's description of his experience of ontological and phenomenological suffering in a white world, attempts to propose a framework for describing the modes by which witness functions in the world, and how whiteness becomes “worldly.” Whiteness, according to Ahmed, can be considered the product of an orientation in that it constitutes a specific manner of existing in the world as it has been shaped by race and European colonialism. Ahmed’s theory utilizes both orthodox European phenomenologists (Husserl) and decolonial philosophers (like Fanon) to weave a nuanced and compelling analysis of whiteness. Within the scope of my project, Ahmed’s attention to history as a matter of inheritance and orientation provides useful language when attempting to analyze contemporary settler colonial subjectivities. Ahmed’s framework, paired with Moreton Robinson’s analysis of possession as a settler colonial construct, provides strong grounds for my argument that property relations structure and shape settler subjectivities."