Dr. Joy James

Dr. Joy James

Dr. Joy James

Dr. Joy James (born September 27, 1958) is an American political philosopher, academic and author. She holds the Ebenezer Fitch Professorship of Humanities at Williams College. James is author of: Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics; Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals; Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture. Her edited books include: Warfare in the American Homeland; The New Abolitionists: (Neo) Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings; Imprisoned Intellectuals; States of Confinement; The Black Feminist Reader (co-edited with TD Sharpley-Whiting); and The Angela Y. Davis Reader. She has contributed articles and book chapters to journals and anthologies addressing feminist and critical race theory, democracy, and social justice. Her current research focuses on “The Algorithm of Anti-Racism,” incarceration, and rebellion against police violence by captive maternals.