Associate Professor
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PhD     Columbia University
JD        Yale University
BA        Columbia University
James S. Bowen, Associate Professor of Political Science, earned a BA and PhD from Columbia University in the City of New York and a J.D. from Yale Law School. His primary teaching and research interests are civil rights and civil liberties and the African Diaspora (using sociology and law as tools to explore aspects of that experience). Professor Bowen has published in various law journals, including the founding issue of the Yale Journal of Law and Liberation, the Journal of Family Law, and the National Black Law Journal, on such topics as African-American family values, the problem of "boarder babies," peremptory challenge abuse, and the OAU (Organization of African Unity). His current research projects include reparations and critical race theory.