Jameka Hartley

Schiller Family Assistant Professorship in Race in Art and Design Assistant Professor of History, Philosophy, Social Science

Jameka Hartley is an interdisciplinary Black feminist poet and scholar. Her work centers on issues of Black motherhood, popular cultural representations of Black women, child to adult outcomes and stigma. As a former social worker, she is passionate about telling stories that address common misrepresentations about Black women and girls within the US. Her previous clinical experience influences how she views the world, impacts her scholarly work and undergirds her commitment to social justice. Her work as been published in the International Review of Qualitative Research and can be seen in the forthcoming (2022) anthology Maternal Connections (Demeter Press). 

Academic areas of interest

Black motherhood; Black Feminism; Black women and girls; Intersectionality; Auto-ethnography; Reproductive justice

Courses

Fall 2023 Courses

HPSS S243-01 - BLACK FEMINISM
Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

HPSS S243-01

BLACK FEMINISM

Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2023-09-06 to 2023-12-13
Times: TH | 9:40 AM - 12:40 PM Instructor(s): Jameka Hartley Location(s): College Building, Room 442 Enrolled / Capacity: 25 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This course exposes students to the key figures, texts and concepts that constitute Black Feminism. In this course we will establish a solid understanding of Black feminist thought and related theoretical concepts by exploring the lived experiences of Black women. We will develop a historical understanding of Black feminism and how it supports intersectionality. We will assess new schools of thought like hip-hop feminism and trace the influence of Black feminism in critical race theory and Women's Studies as a whole.

Prerequisite: HPSS-S101 for Undergraduate Students

Elective

HPSS S243-02 - BLACK FEMINISM
Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

HPSS S243-02

BLACK FEMINISM

Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2023
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2023-09-06 to 2023-12-13
Times: T | 9:40 AM - 12:40 PM Instructor(s): Jameka Hartley Location(s): College Building, Room 442 Enrolled / Capacity: 25 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This course exposes students to the key figures, texts and concepts that constitute Black Feminism. In this course we will establish a solid understanding of Black feminist thought and related theoretical concepts by exploring the lived experiences of Black women. We will develop a historical understanding of Black feminism and how it supports intersectionality. We will assess new schools of thought like hip-hop feminism and trace the influence of Black feminism in critical race theory and Women's Studies as a whole.

Prerequisite: HPSS-S101 for Undergraduate Students

Elective

Spring 2024 Courses

HPSS S101-12 - TOPICS: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, & THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

HPSS S101-12

TOPICS: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, & THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-02-15 to 2024-05-24
Times: WF | 9:40 AM - 11:10 AM Instructor(s): Jameka Hartley Location(s): College Building, Room 346 Enrolled / Capacity: 20 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

You may register for this section if your EFS studio days are Monday/Tuesday/Thursday.

An interdisciplinary introductory course that explores how the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and ability impact the normative roles and oppression(s) of women, queer, trans and non-binary people in our society and how they can be challenged through feminist critical practices.  We will read feminist scholarship from the past and present to learn key concepts. Students will engage with immersive activities that allow for embodied learning experiences and then write and/or present them visually and textually.

Transfer and upper-level students should register for one of the evening sections.

Major Requirement | BFA

HPSS S101-11 - TOPICS: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, & THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

HPSS S101-11

TOPICS: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, & THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Lecture
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-02-15 to 2024-05-24
Times: TF | 1:10 PM - 2:40 PM Instructor(s): Jameka Hartley Location(s): Washington Place, Room 310 Enrolled / Capacity: 20 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

You may register for this section if your EFS studio days are Monday/Wednesday/Thursday.

An interdisciplinary introductory course that explores how the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and ability impact the normative roles and oppression(s) of women, queer, trans and non-binary people in our society and how they can be challenged through feminist critical practices.  We will read feminist scholarship from the past and present to learn key concepts. Students will engage with immersive activities that allow for embodied learning experiences and then write and/or present them visually and textually.

Transfer and upper-level students should register for one of the evening sections.

Major Requirement | BFA

HPSS S462-01 - QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUE
Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

HPSS S462-01

QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUE

Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Spring 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-02-15 to 2024-05-24
Times: T | 9:40 AM - 12:40 PM Instructor(s): Jameka Hartley Location(s): College Building, Room 301 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This seminar examines the theoretical framework of Queer of Color Critique (QoCC). QoCC is a mode of analysis grounded in the lived experiences of queer, trans, people of color. It has been used to interrogate the intersections of race, gender, class, nation, and diaspora as a response to the inherent whiteness in queer theory and the persistent heterosexism in ethnic/race studies. Students will learn the foundational theory of QoCC. Students will assess various forms of media using a QoCC lens. This course will include short and long form writing assignments as well as in depth class discussions.

Prerequisite: HPSS-S101 for Undergraduate Students

Elective