Kamesha Spates

Kamesha Spates

Sociology
Assistant Professor
Campus:
Kent
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-2562

Biography

American Sociological Association's top 50 most downloaded Journal articles in 2018

Kamesha Spates and Brittany C. Slatton

I’ve Got My Family and My Faith: Black Women and the Suicide ParadoxSocius 3, December 2017

 

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Race, Class, Gender

  • Criminology, Law, and Deviance
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Suicidology

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

Service:

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

Education

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

Expertise

Medical and Mental Health, Sociology, suicide and mental illness intersectionality, racialized violence resistance, long-term exposure to oppressive conditions, community readiness, at-risk individuals and survivors in the Black community

Publications

  • 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.
  • 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 Ide
  • 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?: Deconst
  • 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, Mo
  • 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).

Documents

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Healthy Communities Research Initiative