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Btw the reference list concept started partway thru my phD when i did what is called the “upgrade viva” (like a mini thesis defense early on in ur thesis) and was told that I critique Western privilege and yet mostly cite Western authors, and virtually no Arab authors. I try to also include course material authored by Arab people when i can. It’s really hard finding stuff in our field, so sometimes it’s colleagues i know personally or non-peer reviewed stuff. I tried reading Arabic stuff but i don’t get academic Arabic, too much effort, translating each term in my head… I should go back go trying, though. I have a weird relationship with Arabic. Another story for another day.