Stanlie M. James

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Stanlie M. James, "Professor with a joint appointment in the Afro-American Studies Department and the Women’s Studies Program, is also affiliated with the African Studies Program. She has served as Chair of the Afro-American Studies Department since 2001. From 1996-2000 she served as Director of the Women’s Studies Research Center.

"Professor James has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Studies with concentrations in Human Rights, Comparatives Politics and Africa from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She also holds a MA. from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London in Modern British Colonial West African History, Religions of Sub Sahara Africa and Social Change in Sub Sahara Africa.

"Professor James works within the field of Black Women’s Studies to centralize the stories of women of color to the intellectual arenas of the academy. Her teaching endeavors and research agenda have focused on interdisciplinary areas of Black Feminisms and Women’s International Human Rights. Through the matrix of gender, race and class (as well as other forms of oppression based on sexuality, age etc.) she has explored the theorizing and activism of U.S. Black women and other women of color at the local and national levels and within the global context. Additionally she works to articulate and examine the reciprocal linkages between Black women and Women’s International Human Rights." [1]


  • Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics edited with Claire Robertson. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002, winner of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association’s 2003 Susan Koppelman Award for excellence in feminist editing.
  • Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women edited with Abena P.A. Busia. New York and London: Routledge, 1993.

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  1. Stanlie M. James, Department of Afro-American Studies, accessed July 20, 2009.