- The Revolution has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland. Duke University Press, December 2016.
- Laura Briggs, Robyn C. Spencer; Introduction. Meridians 1 October 2019; 18 (2): 253–260. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15366936-7775619
- “Ode to our Feminist Foremothers: The Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project on Collaborative Praxis and 50 Years of Panther History,” By Mary Phillips, Robyn C. Spencer, Angela D. Le-Blanc Ernest and Tracye A. Matthews. to Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 19, No. 3, July–September 2017, pp. 241-260.
- “Author Response,” Roundtable on The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party. Journal of Civil and Human Rights, 3, no. 2 (2017): 117-25.
- “The Language of the Unheard: Black Panthers, Black lives and Urban Rebellions,” in “Up For Debate,” Roundtable on “Interpreting Urban Unrest in the 1960s: The View Half a Century Later.” Labor: Studies in Working Class History, vol. 14 no. 4, 2017, pp. 21-24.
- “General Gordon Baker’s Letter to the Draft Board, Detroit 1965,” part of “Rethinking and Un-teaching Entrenched Movement Narratives: A Virtual Roundtable,” FIRE!!!: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies. Vol. 2.2. 2013 (released 2015).
- “Communalism and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California in the 1970s,” Book Chapter in West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California edited by Iain Boal, Janferie Stone, Michael Watts, and Cal Winslow. PM Press, 2012.
- “Telling Freedom Stories from the Inside Out: Movement Culture and Interior Politics in SNCC and the Black Panther Party,” Book Chapter co-authored with Wesley Hogan in Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement edited by Emilye Crosby. University of Georgia Press, 2011.
- “Our Struggle is Merely One Link in the Worldwide Revolution”: Internationalism, State Repression, and the Black Panther Party, 1966-1972,” Book Chapter in From Toussaint to Tupac: The Black International Since the Age of Revolution edited by Michael O. West, William Martin and Fanon Wilkins. University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
- “Engendering the Black Freedom Struggle: The Black Panther Party and Revolutionary Black Womanhood,” The Journal of Women’s History. Volume 20, No.1, Spring 2008, 90-113. (Winner of the Letitia Woods Brown Article Award awarded by the Association of Black Women Historians, 2008.)
- “Inside the Panther Revolution: The Freedom Movement and the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California,” Book Chapter in Groundwork: The Local Black Freedom Movement in America edited by Komozi Woodard and Jeanne Theoharis. New York University Press, 2005.
- “What Radical Black Women Can Teach Us All About Movement-Building,” (Roundtable with Premilla Nadasen and Keisha Blain), 15 July 2021, In These Times .https://inthesetimes.com/article/black-women-radical-history-legacy?fbclid=IwAR3MabJqQZBAsOBAyX3trjvjrHAuqS9oikvBaleK3Rts7-C2rMIn33bpLz0
- “The Fire This Time: A Statement by Scholars for Social Justice,” 8 June 2020. (co-authored with Premilla Nadasen and Leith Mullings) https://bostonreview.net/race/robyn-c-spencer-leith-mullings-premilla-nadasen-fire-time?fbclid=IwAR3wSXbQygj5zbKZmqhW-mqkrcjCZ5ZmmsUusFhW_Mu5NTZ87SNSdSx_Cg8
- “The Promise of the Nation of Islam,” Black Perspectives, 24 May 2018. https://www.aaihs.org/the-promise-of-the-nation-of-islam/
- “Meeting Mumia Abu-Jamal: The most well known political prisoner in the US,” 25 March 2018, Abolition. https://abolitionjournal.org/meeting-mumia-abu-jamal-the-most-well-known-political-prisoner-in-the-us/
- Black Feminist Meditations on the Women of Wakanda,” 21 February 2018, Medium.com. (self-published)
- “Black Panther Mania: From Oakland to Wakanda.” Ms Magazine Blog 6 February 2018. http://msmagazine.com/blog/2018/02/06/black-panther-mania-oakland-wakanda/
- “National Parks Service Withdraws Funding from Black Panther Party Project, but History Cannot Be Erased.” Truthout, 01 December 2017. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42743-national-park-service-withdraws-funding-from-black-panther-party-project-but-history-cannot-be-erased
- Black Identity Extremists: COINTELPRO 2017, African American Intellectual History Society, 13 November 2017. http://www.aaihs.org/black-identity-extremists-cointelpro-2017/
- From Jimi Hendrix to Colin Kaepernick: Why black Americans’ patriotism often looks like protest, Washington Post, 29 September 2107. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/29/why-black-americans-patriotism-has-often-looked-like-protest/?utm_term=.1fd9078be7d3
- “From Boom Boxes to Writing Panther History: Our Collective Soundtrack,” Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, Robyn C. Spencer, NewBlackMan (In Exile), 27 May 2017, http://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2017/05/from-boom-boxes-to-writing-panther.html
- “The Black Panther Party and Black Anti-fascism in the United States,” Duke University Press Blog, 26 January 2017. https://dukeupress.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/the-black-panther-party-and-black-anti-fascism-in-the-united-states/
- “V Books: Prof. Robyn Spencer Discusses Her New Book, ‘The Revolution Has Come’ by Darryl Robertson, Vibe Magazine, 4 January, 2017. http://www.vibe.com/2017/01/v-books-robyn-spencer-the-revolution-has-come/
- “Women of the Black Panther Party Reflect on Today’s Struggle, Staying Engaged, and Why Trump’s Win Might be a Good Thing,” curated by Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, and Robyn C. Spencer, Colorlines, 31 December, 2016, https://www.colorlines.com/articles/women-black-panther-party-reflect-todays-struggle-staying-engaged-and-why-trumps-win-might.
- “Revolt at the Source:” Cedric Robinson’s Archive of Resistance,”African American Intellectual History Society, 12 November 2016, http://www.aaihs.org/revolt-at-the-source-cedric-robinsons-archive-of-resistance.
- “A Look Back at Black Panther Women Amid the Party’s 50th Anniversary,” Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, Robyn C. Spencer, Vibe Magazine, 4 November 2016, http://www.vibe.com/2016/11/impact-of-black-panther-women/.
- #Sayhername? A Black Feminist Guide to the Black Panther Party’s 50th Anniversary Conference and Gala in Oakland, Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, and Robyn C. Spencer, Black Youth Project, 19 October, 2016, http://blackyouthproject.com/sayhername-a-black-feminist-guide-to-the-black-panther-partys-50th-anniversary-conference-and-gala/.
- “Love Liberation: A Black Feminist Guide to the 50th Anniversary Black Panther Party Conference and Gala in Oakland, CA,” Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, and Robyn C. Spencer, Black Youth Project, 18 October 2016,http://blackyouthproject.com/love-liberation-a-black-feminist-guide-to-the-black-panther-partys-50th-anniversary-conference-and-gala/.
- “Herstories: Writing Black Panther Women’s History,” Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Tracye A. Matthews, Mary Phillips, and Robyn C. Spencer, African American Intellectual History Society, 8 October 2016, http://www.aaihs.org/herstories-writing-black-panther-womens-history/.
Longer list of Selected publications. CV available upon request.