Stanlie James was appointed Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement in September 2016 at Arizona State Universtiy. She is a professor who holds a joint appointment in the African and African American Studies, and the Women and Gender Studies programs in the School of Social Transformation at ASU.
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Her areas of teaching and research include Women’s International Human Rights and Black Feminisms. She has co-edited three anthologies including Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women’s Studies with Frances Foster and Beverly Guy Sheftall (Feminist Press, 2009); Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics with Claire Robertson (University of Illinois Press, 2002): and with Abena Busia, Theorizing Black Feminisms: the Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women (Routledge, 1993). She is currently at work on a new book tentatively entitled “Goler’s Daughter’s: Black Women and International Human Rights.” She is published in journals such as Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society; SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society; Women’s Studies International Forum, and has authored chapters in several edited volumes. With Aili Tripp she co-edits an award winning series “Women in Africa and the Diaspora” for the University of Wisconsin Press.
James was named an ASU Provost Teaching Fellow for 2015-2016. She has served as president of the ASU Faculty Women’s Association, and in 2009 she was the recipient of the ASU COmmission on the Status of Women’s annual “Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award.” She is a professor emerita of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.