STANLIE M. JAMES is the Director of the African and African American Studies Program at Arizona State University, where she holds a joint appointment with the Women's Studies Program. Her research and teaching focuses on black feminism and international human rights.
James is the co-editor of Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics, which received a Susan Koppelman Award in 2003 and Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women. Her work has appeared in SIGNS, Women's Studies International Forum, Women and Politics, Gender and Society, and Africa Today.
She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Denver with concentrations in human rights, comparative politics, and Africa. She also holds an M.A. in modern British colonial West African history, religions of Sub-Sahara Africa, and social change in Sub-Sahara Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.