Bloomsburg, a Commonwealth University
Bloomsburg University to Host Dr. Shauntey James to Speak About Gender, Race, and The Court System
Bloomsburg, PA (03/31/2022) — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is hosting Dr. Shauntey James, an assistant teaching professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, to speak about gender, race, and the court system. James' lecture is Monday, April 4, at 5 p.m. in the Kehr Union Multicultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.
James received her Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis on criminology, criminal justice, and feminist theory in 2000 from Western Michigan University and her J.D. in 2014 from Thomas Cooley Law School. She has also received the honor of being an Oxford Round Table Delegate. Her research focuses on women, gender identification, and sexual assault, and her most recent publication was co-authored with Dr. Alana Van Gundy titled The History, Evolution, and Current State of Female Offenders: Recommendations for Advancing the Field.
The lecture by James will explore the intersection of gender and race and the legally constructed reality of society. Gender and racial "isms" have been explored within the criminal justice platform. However, the research literature has also questioned the need to explore the intersection between the two oppressions. The structural design of the court system may purposely create a platform that legally ignores the intersection between race and gender, historically and presently ignoring members of society that fall squarely between both.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.