Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2009
- Introduction to Sociology
- Minority and Ethnic Relations
- Sociology of Mental Health and Suicide
- Race and Crime
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Spates, Kamesha.“The Missing Link”: The Exclusion of Black Women in Psychological Research and the Implications for Black Women's Mental Health. In Sage Open, (Online September 2012), vol 2, no. 3, Forthcoming in Print.
Spates, Kamesha. 2011. “African American Women and Suicide: A Review and Critique of the Literature. In Sociology Compass, 5:5 (May 2011), 336-350.
Spates, Kamesha. and Jenny Davis. Hegemonic Female Spaces: An Analysis of the Covert Meanings within Ladies Home Journal and Ebony Magazines’ Advertisements. In MP: An Online Feminist Journal, 3:2 (Fall 2010), 1-33.
Books and Monographs
Spates, Kamesha. What Don’t Kill Me Makes Me Stronger: An Analysis of Black Women’s
Narratives of their Low Suicide Rates. Forthcoming with Paradigm Publishing.
Brittany Slatton and Kamesha Spates1, Co-Editors. HyperSexual-Hyper Masculine?: Deconstructing Masculine, Sexual, and Racial Identity Formation among Contemporary Black Men. In Press with Ashgate Publishing.
Spates, Kamesha. More than Meets the Eye: The use of Counter-narratives to Expand Students’ Perceptions of Black male Crack Dealers’. Brittany Slatton and Kamesha Spates (eds), HyperSexual-Hyper Masculine?: Deconstructing Masculine, Sexual, and Racial Identity Formation among Contemporary Black Men (Ashgate Publishing, Forthcoming).
Spates, Kamesha and Brittany Slatton. “Blackness, Maleness, and Sexuality as Interwoven Identities: Toward an Understanding of Contemporary Black Male Identity Formation.” In Brittany Slatton and Kamesha Spates (eds), HyperSexual-Hyper Masculine?: Deconstructing Masculine, Sexual, and Racial Identity Formation among Contemporary Black Men (Ashgate Publishing, Forthcoming).
Spates, Kamesha. “Defying Logic: Redefining the Image of the Black Women through Social Networks and Motherhood." Pearson Custom Sociology: With Readings from the Intersection Collection, edited by Kathleen A. Tiemann, Ralph B. McNeal Jr., Betsy Lucal, Morten Ender, Complied by Brittany Slatton. Pearson Publishing (January 2012). 613-622.
Spates, Kamesha and Michael Royster. “Religious Rights”. In William Chambliss and Geoffrey J Golson (eds), Key Issues in Crime and Crime and Punishment: Corrections, Volume 4, 245-260 (Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing, 2011).
Royster, Michael and Kamesha Spates. “Religious Convictions”, In William Chambliss and Geoffrey J Golson (eds), Key Issues in Crime and Crime and Punishment: Crime and Criminal Behaviors, Volume 1, 197-212 (Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing, 2011).
2012, 2013 Spates, Kamesha. Fellowship to attend the Purdue Conference for Pre-tenure Women.
2012 Spates, Kamesha. Academic Affairs: Faculty Above and Beyond Award, Colorado State University-Pueblo
2011 Spates, Kamesha. Faculty Nominee, Academic Management Institute, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Ad-hoc Review Activities
Reviewed article for Sociology Compass
National Service Activities
Association of Black Sociologists, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Paper committee, 2013-2014
Black Women’s Life Balance & Wellness Association, Conference Planning Committee, 2011-2012
Online Crisis Line Curriculum Co-developer, Pueblo Center for Suicide Prevention, 2011-2012
- Race, Class, Gender
- Criminology, Law, and Deviance
- Critical Race Theory