Rollock, N., Gillborn, D., Vincent, C. & Ball, S.J. (2015) The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes. London: Routledge. (224 pages).
Gillborn, D. (2008) Racism and Education: Coincidence or Conspiracy? London: Routledge. (255 pages). Winner, Book of the Year, Society for Educational Studies.
Gillborn, D. & Youdell, D. (2000) Rationing Education: Policy, Practice, Reform and Equity. Buckingham: Open University Press. (253 pages) Winner, Book of the Year, Society for Educational Studies.
Gillborn, D. (1995) Racism and Antiracism in Real Schools: theory . policy . practice. Buckingham: Open University Press. (234 pages).
Gillborn, D. (1990) ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Education: Teaching and Learning in Multi-Ethnic Schools. London: Unwin Hyman/Routledge. (245 pages)
Taylor, Edward, Gillborn, David & Ladson-Billings, Gloria (eds)(2016) Foundations of Critical Race Theory in Education. Second Edition. New York: Routledge. (381 pages).
Gillborn, D. (Ed.)(2015) Multicultural Education: Major Themes in Education. 4 Volumes. London: Routledge. (1,724 pages).
Ladson-Billings, Gloria & Gillborn, David (eds)(2004) The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Multicultural Education. New York & London, RoutledgeFalmer. (265 pages).
Articles in refereed journals
Gillborn, David (2016) Softly, Softly: Genetics, Intelligence and the Hidden Racism of the New Geneism, Journal of Education Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2016.1139189
Gillborn, David (2015) Intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, and the Primacy of Racism: Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in Education, Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 21(3): 277–287. DOI:10.1177/1077800414557827
Gillborn, David (2014) Racism as Policy: A Critical Race Analysis of Education Reforms in the United States and England, The Educational Forum, 78(1): 26-41 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131725.2014.850982
Gillborn, David (2013) Interest-divergence and the colour of cutbacks: race, recession and the undeclared war on Black children, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 34(4): 477-491.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2013.822616
Gillborn, D., Rollock, N. Vincent, C. & Ball, S.J. (2012): ‘You got a pass, so what more do you want?’: race, class and gender intersections in the educational experiences of the Black middle class, Race Ethnicity and Education, 15(1): 121-139. Special issue on CRT in England.
Gillborn, D. (2010) The colour of numbers: surveys, statistics and deficit-thinking about race and class, Journal of Education Policy, 25(2): 253-276.
Gillborn, D. (2010) The White working class, racism and respectability: victims, degenerates and interest-convergence, British Journal of Educational Studies, 58(1): 2-25.
Gillborn, D. (2010) Reform, racism and the centrality of whiteness: assessment, ability and the ‘new eugenics’, Irish Educational Studies, 29(3): 231-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03323315.2010.498280
Gillborn, D. (2009) Risk-Free Racism: Whiteness and So-Called “Free Speech”, Wake Forest Law Review, 44(2): 535-555.
Gillborn, D. (2008) Tony Blair and the politics of race in education: whiteness, doublethink and New Labour, Oxford Review of Education, 34(6): 713–725.
Gillborn, D. (2006) Critical Race Theory and Education: racism and anti-racism in educational theory and praxis, Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, 27(1): 11-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01596300500510229
Gillborn, D. (2005) Education policy as an act of white supremacy: whiteness, critical race theory and education reform, Journal of Education Policy, 20(4): 485-505.