M.A. Fordham University, International Politics (1982)
Ph.D. Fordham University, Political Philosophy (1987)
Areas of Expertise
Antiblackness and genocide
PSCI 210 / AFR 210 / AMST 210 / INTR 210 / WGSS 210 SEMCulture and Incarceration (not offered 2022/23)
INTR 219 / AFR 217 / AMST 217 / LEAD 219 / PSCI 219 / WGSS 219 TUTWomen and Girls in (Inter)National Politics (not offered 2022/23)
INTR 220 / AMST 201 / LEAD 220 / PSCI 221 / AFR 224(F) TUTCold War Intellectuals: Civil Rights, Writers and the CIA
INTR 232 SEMGenocide in the 20th Century: Shaping Political Theories of Human Rights Advocacy (not offered 2022/23)
INTR 334 / AFR 334 / PSCI 346 SEMRadical Theories of Political Struggle: Anti-Black Racism and the Obama Administration (not offered 2022/23)
INTR 341 / AFR 340 / PHIL 341 / PSCI 373 SEMBlack Marxism: Political Theory and Anti-Colonialism (not offered 2022/23)
Transcending the Talented Tenth
Resisting State Violence
Seeking the ‘Beloved Community’
Editor: The Angela Y. Davis Reader
Co-editor: The Black Feminist Reader
Anthologies on radical politics and abolitionism include:
The New Abolitionists
Warfare in the American Homeland
Joy James is the Ebenezer Fitch Professor of the Humanities at Williams College.
James is author of: Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics; Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals; Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture. Her edited books include: Warfare in the American Homeland; The New Abolitionists: (Neo) Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings; Imprisoned Intellectuals; States of Confinement; The Black Feminist Reader (co-edited with TD Sharpley-Whiting); and The Angela Y. Davis Reader. James is completing a book on the prosecution of 20th-century interracial rape cases, tentatively titled “Memory, Shame & Rage.” She has contributed articles and book chapters to journals and anthologies addressing feminist and critical race theory, democracy, and social justice.
She is the recipient of grants, fellowships or awards from: the Fletcher Foundation; the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities; the Rockefeller Foundation; the Bellagio Fellowship; the Aaron Diamond Foundation/Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the Ford Foundation; and the Gustavus Myers Human Rights Award.