Dr. Joy James is an Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities in the Africana Studies department at Williams College. She specializes in topics such as black feminism, political science, and race and incarceration. Dr. James is the author of the books Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics, Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals, and Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture.
Dr. James will be visiting campus to discuss her wide-ranging work that focuses on black feminist studies and prison abolitionism. She will be leading a graduate workshop on Friday, November 8th, 10:00am - 11:30am in room 352 of the Research Commons. To attend, please RSVP to Elysse Jones at email@example.com by Wednesday, November 6th. Seating is limited, light refreshments will be served.
Prior to the workshop, Dr. James will be giving a public lecture, titled "'We Welcome Their Hatred': Rejecting Racist Violence and Femicide While Surviving in the Afterlife of Terror," on Thursday, November 7th at 4pm in the Wexner Center for the Arts. To learn more about the lecture, please visit the lecture event page.
These events are co-sponsored by The Women's Place, Livable Futures (GAHDT), The Criminal Justice Research Center, The Political Theory Workshop, and The Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability.