Heather James

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Assistant Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

EMAIL: hjames@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-668

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 776-6958


Heather James studies American political institutions, elites, state and local politics, state campaign finance, American women and politics, women’s campaigns, and public policy.


Ph.D. Rutgers University,  Political Science

Courses Taught

POL 100 (American Government)
POL 120 (Gender and Politics)
POL 220 (Urban Politics)

Research and Projects


Van Noy, M., James, H. Bedley, C. (2016). Reconceptualizing Learning: A Review of the Literature on Informal Learning. Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center: NJ.

James, H, James, T. Kirk, M (2012). I’m Not Your Cookie: Debunking the Myth of Girl Scout Perfection in Leadership and Life In Michelle Bae and Olga Ivanshkevich (eds), Girls, Cultural Productions, and Resistance (26-40). Peter Lang: D.C.

Recent Opinion Pieces:

James, H. & Szitanyi, S. (2020). Can democrats finally win the white woman vote? The Hill. https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/506457-pandemic-presidential-election-can-democrats-finally-win-the-white-woman?

James, H. (2019). Party machines are not dead yet. New York Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-party-machines-are-not-dead-yet-20190808-wjzw2tdyarcdvlbymy6jz4ag6e-story.html

James, H. (2019). Why Gillibrand didn’t connect. New York Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-why-gillibrand-didnt-connect-20190829-j4pud47mxbe4tayw3f2xe2pyfe-story.html

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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