Shatema Threadcraft is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a member of the graduate faculty of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She holds a A.B. in Biology from Harvard University, an M.Sc. in Philosophy, Policy and Social Value from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in Political Science from Yale University. Before coming to Rutgers she taught a Gender and Human Rights course at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa for the International Human Rights Exchange program. She was a Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Political Studies at University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa from 2009-2012. Her book, Intimate Justice: the Black Female Body and the Body Politic, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (October 2016). Her article, “Intimate Justice, Political Obligation and the Dark Ghetto” (Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 39, no. 3, 2014) was awarded the American Political Science Association’s 2015 Okin-Young Award, which recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English language academic journal in 2014. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.
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