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Kamesha Spates

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2009

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Minority and Ethnic Relations
  • Penology
  • Sociology of Mental Health and Suicide
  • Race and Crime
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Referred Articles

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.

Book Chapters


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).

Grants

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

Notable Services

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

Research Areas
  • Race, Class, Gender
  • Criminology, Law, and Deviance
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Suicidology
Kamesha Spates
OFFICE
Department of Sociology
PO Box 5190
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2562
Fax: 330-672-4724
kspates1@kent.edu
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