The Kathleen B. Jones Papers document Jones’ professional career as a Professor, Associate Dean at San Diego State University and as activist-scholar
within the greater community. This collection provides researchers with documentation of some of the activities and the contributions
Jones made to the area of feminist scholarship. The papers date from 1977 to 2003, with the bulk of the documents created
in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of academic papers related to courses Jones instructed; materials from community-based
projects, including video records; and papers documenting Jones’ international work in South Africa and at the University
of Örebro, Sweden. The collection has been divided into two series, Academic Papers and Professional Papers. The Professional series contains three sub-series: Community Projects, Homicide Research, and Conference/Outreach. The collection contains a number of video recordings, photographs, and posters.
Kathleen B. Jones was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1949. Dr. Jones received her BA in Political Science from Brooklyn College
(1970), and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School of the City University of New York (1978) before moving
to California in 1980. Jones has been academically and politically active in the fields of women’s studies, politics and feminist
theory since 1975. She started teaching at San Diego State University (SDSU) in 1980 and became a professor of Women’s Studies
at SDSU in 1991. Jones was formerly the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Letters (1995-1998) and Chair of the Department
of Women’s Studies (1993-1996). She was also a visiting Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science, University
of California, Berkeley (UCB) in the Spring of 1990 and 1991. In the fall of 1997 Jones was awarded a STINT Fellowship (Swedish
Foundation for International Research and Higher Education,) as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Örebro, Sweden. She
was also awarded a STINT Grant for four-years of research and teaching collaboration with the University of Örebro from 1998
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