Joy A. James

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Joy James "focuses on political and feminist theory, critical race theory, and incarceration. Her current research focuses on Black Women in National Politics, 1964–2004, from Fannie Lou Hamer to Condoleeza Rice. James is author of the forthcoming: Memory, Shame and Rage: The Central Park Case, 1989–2002; 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. Her edited works include: Warfare in the American Homeland: Policing and Prison in a Penal Democracy; The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings; Imprisoned Intellectuals: America’s Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion; and The Angela Y. Davis Reader. Joy James is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for African and African American Studies, University of Texas, Austin and the John B. and John T. McCoy Presidential Professor of the Humanities and College Professor in Political Science at Williams College. James has received research grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NY Public Library) and the Rockefeller Bellagio Center (Italy)." [1]

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  1. Joy A. James, utexas, accessed September 28, 2009.