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Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7805
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7805
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7805
Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7805
Biography: 

Stanlie James is the vice provost for inclusion and community engagement in the Office of the University Provost. She is also a professor of African and African American studies in the School of Social Transformation in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition, she has a joint appointment to the Women and Gender Studies Program and is affiliated with Justice and Social Inquiry.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • M.A. Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • M.A. University of London
  • B.A. Spelman College
Research Interests: 

Women's International Human Rights

Black Feminisms

Women and Gender Studies

African Diaspora Studies

Publications: 
  • Stanlie M. James. Barack Obama: Coalitions of a Purple Mandate. SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society (2009).
  • Stanlie M. James, Frances Smith Foster, Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies. (2009).
  • Stanlie M. James. Racialized Gender/Gendered Racism: Reflections on Black Feminist Human Rights theorizing. Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studies (2009).
  • Stanlie M. James. Still Brave: the Politics of Race and Gender in the 2008 Election. Web Forum on Barack Obama; SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society (2008).
  • . . Review of: Female Genital Cutting: Cultural Conflict in the Global Community (2004).
  • James, Stanlie M. Black Feminism(s). Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories (2003).
  • James, Stanlie M (Author) . Curriculum Internationalization and Women's International Human Rights: A Quilt Metaphor. Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora Studies (2003).
  • James, Stanlie M, Robertson, Claire C. Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics. (2002).
  • . . Review of: African Women and Children: Crisis and Response (2002).
  • . . Review of: Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis and Poetics (2002).
  • James, Stanlie M (Author) . Listening to Other(ed) Voices: Reflections Around Female Genital Cutting. Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics (2002).
  • James, Stanlie M (Author) . Racialized Gender/Gendered Racism: Reflections on Black Feminist Human Rights Theorizing. Black Women, Globalization and Economic Justice: Studies from Africa and the African Diaspora (2002).
  • James, Stanlie M (Author) ,Robertson, C C (Author) . Introduction: Reimaging Transnational Sisterhood. Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics (2002).
  • Stanlie James. What Shall I tell My Children Who are Black?. Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Journal of Women's Studies Resources, U.W. Madison (2001).
  • . . Review of: No Condition is Permanent (2001).
  • James, Stanlie M. Hooks, bell (b1952). Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories (2000).
  • James, Stanlie M, Busia, Abena PA. Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women. (1993).
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 394Special Topics
AFR 394Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
AFR 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
AFR 498Pro-Seminar
AFR 499Individualized Instruction
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 592Research
WST 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
AFR 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
AFR 498Pro-Seminar
AFR 499Individualized Instruction
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 592Research
WST 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 493Honors Thesis
AFR 493Honors Thesis
WST 498Pro-Seminar
AFR 498Pro-Seminar
AFR 499Individualized Instruction
WST 499Individualized Instruction
WST 590Reading and Conference
WST 592Research
WST 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 492Honors Directed Study
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
AFR 493Honors Thesis
WST 493Honors Thesis
AFR 498Pro-Seminar
WST 499Individualized Instruction
AFR 499Individualized Instruction
WST 592Research
WST 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
WST 690Reading and Conference
WST 792Research
WST 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 210Intro African American Studies
AFR 470Wmn's Int'l Human Rights
WST 471Wmn's Int'l Human Rights
AFR 492Honors Directed Study
WST 598Special Topics
AFR 598Special Topics
Presentations: 
  • Stanlie James. Prelude to Black Feminist Human Rights Theorizing and Activism. invited presentation African American Studies Program Lecture Series, Mississippi State University (Sep 2010).
  • Stanlie M. James. Prelude to Black Feminist Human Rights Theorizing and Activism. Speakers Series Women's Studies and Peace Studies Florida Atlantic University (Apr 2010).
  • Stanlie James, Beverly Guy Sheftall, Frances Foster. Still Brave: Black Women's Studies at 25+; Looking Backward to Move Foreword. National Symposium in honor of the Publication of Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women's Studie (Apr 2010).
  • Stanlie M. James. From Civil Rights to Human Rights: the Kaleidoscope of a Black Feminist Perspective. annual W.E.B.DuBois lecture series African American Studies and Research Center Purdue University (Feb 2010).
  • Stanlie M. James. Navagating the Land of Both/And. National Women's Studies Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2009).
  • Stanlie M. James. Madam President: Women of Color, Leadership and the Learned Society: A Symposium Report. Association for the Study of the World Wide African Diaspora (Aug 2009).
  • James, Stanlie. Association for the Study of the World Wide African diaspora (Oct 2007).
  • James, Stanlie. A Black Feminist Kaleidoscope: From Civil Rights to International Human Rights. Association for the Study of the World Wide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Conference (Oct 2005).
  • James, Stanlie. Reflections of A Black Feminist on Internationalizing the Women's Studies Curriculum. Women's Studies Program (May 2005).
  • James, Stanlie. Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics. Women's World Congress (Jul 2002).
  • James, Stanlie. Racialized Gender/Gendered Racism: Black Feminist Human Rights Theorizing. Women's World Congress (Jul 2002).
  • James, Stanlie. Reflections on the UN Conference on Race in Durban South Africa. Africa Studies Program Brownbag (Oct 2001).
  • James, Stanlie. Racialized Gender/Gender Racism. (Jun 2001).
  • James, Stanlie. Curriculum Internationalization and Women's Human Rights: A Quilt Metaphor. Annual Women's Day Celebration of Actfode (Action for Development-a woman's NGO) (Mar 2001).
  • James, Stanlie. Human Rights and Race: Theorizing Black Feminisms. MISR (Makerere Institute for Social Science Research) (Feb 2001).
  • James, Stanlie. Contemporary Black Feminisms. Women and Gender Studies Department (Feb 2001).
  • James, Stanlie. Womanism. Women and Gender Studies Department (Feb 2001).
  • James, Stanlie. Roundtable presentation. U.W. Madison's Women's Studies Research Center for the Minnesota Conference on Women (Mar 2000).
  • James, Stanlie. Report on the "10 Wise Women". African Studies Association Annual Meeting
  • James, Stanlie, Foster, Frances, Sheftall, Beverly. The "Brave" Project: the Making of a New Edition of the Black Women's Studies Anthology "All the Women are White, All the Men are Black, But Some of us are Brave". FEMMSS
Honors / Awards: 
  • 2016           Women’s International Studies Center, Writers Retreat, Fall, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2015-16      ASU Provost Teaching Fellow
  • 2012-13      Sabbatical: Honorary Fellows Program for Visiting Scholars, Center for Research on Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Fall Semester, 2012.
  • 2009           Recipient of the annual ASU Commission on the Status of Women “Outstanding Achievement and Contribution” Award.
  • 2008           Awarded Professor Emerita Status from University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2006           Visiting Distinguished Professor of Global Feminism, Women’s Studies Department Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. (spring semester).
  • 2005           Research Grant from University of Wisconsin System, Institute of Race and Ethnicity for “Worthy of Liberation: Black Women and International Human Rights” book project. (Fall)
  • 2003           Susan S. Koppelman Award honoring feminist editing of anthologies, multi-authored or edited books in American Culture or Popular Culture for Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics
  • 2003, 2004   Invited Participant in the Oxford Roundtable on Gender and Human Rights: Oxford University, March 31-April 4, 2003: March 29-April 2, 2004
  • 2002             Promoted to professor
  • 2002-2004     Ford Foundation grant $100,000 for “Worthy of Liberation’: Black Women and International Human Rights” book project.
  • 2001              Women’s Studies Research Center “Feminist Fellow” - leave Spring Semester
  • 2001              Jan-Feb Faculty Exchange Women and Gender Studies Department and Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
  • 2000              U.W. Sabbatical - Fall Semester
  • 1999              U.W. Madison representative to President Katharine Lyall’s U.W. System Leadership Institute for Women and Men.
  • 1998              U.W. System Woman of Color Leadership Award
  • 1996 June      Faculty Exchange Program, Saint Louis University, Senegal
  • 1995               Granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor at UW-Madison.
  • 1994-95          Visiting Professor, Women’s Studies Program, University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • 1994 Sem. II   UW- Milwaukee Institute of Race and Ethnicity Faculty Research Grant.
  • 1988-89          (first) Anna Julia Cooper Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 1987               research at University of Ghana, funded by Ford Foundation (Suleiman Abdul-Azeez Fellowship.) April-June.
Service: 
  • Faculty Women of Color Caucus Leadership Group 2015-2017
  • Promotion and tenure reviews for Rutgers University and University of Wisconsin, Madison, Fall 2017.
  • President Crows Women’s Advisory Group, ASU 2015-16
  • P & T Committee for SST, ASU 2015-2016
  • Faculty Senate, ASU 2013-15
  • Co-facilitated mentoring workshop for graduate students at the ASWAD conference, Charleston, S.C. November, 2015
  • Provost Search Committee, ASU, Fall 2013.
  • Tenure Review University of Wisconsin, Madison, Fall 2013
  • Outside Evaluator for Promotion to Full Professor: University of Connecticut, 2016; Emory University, 2008; Syracuse University, 2008; Northwestern University and University of Connecticut, 2007
  • Executive Board Faculty Women’s Association, ASU 2009-2012
  • President Faculty Women’s Association (FWA), ASU 2008-09
  • Board Member, The State of Black Arizona 2008-09
  • President Elect Faculty Women’s Association, ASU, 2007-08
  • Member A. Wade Smith annual lecture committee, ASU 2007-2018
  • University of Wisconsin Press, co-editor (2006 - Present)
  • University of Wisconsin Press, Series Editor (2002 - 2015)
  • Sojourner Center, Board (2008 - 2017)
  • Sojourner, Board Member (2009 - 2012)
  • School of Social Transformation, Head of Faculty African and African American Studies (2009 - 2011)
  • Faculty Women's Association, Past President (2009 - 2010)
  • School of Social Transformation, Member of the Leadership Team (2008 - 2010)
  • Faculty Women's Association, Facilitator (2009 - 2009)
  • Faculty Women's Association, President Elect (2007 - 2008)
  • Valley of the Sun United Way, Volunteer (2007 - 2008)
  • African Studies Association, Program Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • External Review Team, Women's Studies Program, Pomona College, Claremont Ca, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Faculty Executive Committee, Community of Graduate Research Scholars (AOF), Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee annual convention, Delegate (2005 - 2005)
  • (Episcopal Diocese) St. Francis House, Member Board of Director's (2004 - 2005)
  • St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Diocesan Convention, Delegate (2003 - 2005)
  • Women's Studies Research Center Committee, Member (1996 - 2005)
  • L.D. Fargo Public Library, Lake Mills, Wi, Women's History Month Presentation (2005 - 2005)
  • Black Women's Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement, Madison, Wi, Presentation for Black History Month Forest Products (2005 - 2005)
  • External Review Team, University of Delaware Black American Studies Program, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • Ford Foundation Sponsored Black Studies Consortium, Member (1996 - 2004)
  • External Review Team, Syracuse University African American Studies Department, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • L & S Committee on Undesignated Scholarship Funds, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Workshop on Sexuality, Co-facilitator (2004 - 2004)
  • Resolutions Committee Diocesan Convention, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation and Post Doctoral Fellowship Program, Panel Chair Social Sciences II (2000 - 2003)
  • City of Madison Affirmative Action Commission, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Bishop's Standing Committee Diocese of Milwaukee, Member (1998 - 2002)
  • Women and Gender Studies Program Makerere University Planning Committee for the Women's World Congress Conference, Kampola, Uganda, Consultant (2002 - 2002)
  • Women's Studies International Forum, Reviewer (1993 - 2002)
  • Africa and Caribbean Section Women's Studies International Forum, Co-editor (1998 - 2001)
  • Global Studies Fellowship Selection Committee, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • African Studies Planning Committee, Member (1998 - 2000)
  • Madison Race Study Circle, Participant (2000 - 2000)
  • Afro-American Studies Budget Committee, Member (1999 - 2000)
  • Chancellor's Scholar's Selection Committee, Member (1999 - 2000)
  • U.W. NCAA Certification: Taskforce on Equity, Welfare and Sportsmanship, Member (1999 - 2000)
  • Workshop on Black Male/Black Female Relationships for the National Black Graduate Student Conference, Co-Facilitator (2000 - 2000)
  • Women in Africa and the Diaspora book series, Co-editor (Present)