Shatema Threadcraft

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
Office Phone
Wooten Hall, Room 308

Shatema Threadcraft is an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, philosophy and political science at Vanderbilt University. She works on African American political thought, feminist political theory and feminist philosophy. She is the author of "Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic" (Oxford University Press, 2016), winner of the National Women’s Studies Association’s 2017 Sara A. Whaley Award for the best book on women andlabor, the 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and the 2017 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association's Race, Ethnicity and Politics Organized Section (Best Book in Race and Political Theory). She was the 2017-2018 Ralph E. and Doris M. Hansmann Member at the Institute for Advanced Study and a visiting research associate in the department of political studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 2009-2012. Her research has been supported by Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. As an LSR Fellow she will complete a project on necropolitics and democratic necromancy.