Amanda L. Stephens

Amanda L. Stephens

Graduate Student, 2014 Cohort

About Amanda L. Stephens

I'm a passionate feminist researcher, teacher, and lawyer who's working on her Ph.D. in Gender Studies at Indiana University. My legal and academic work centers on gender issues and their interconnections with race, class, sexuality, and colonialism in the U.S. and in India. These issues include women's movements and more specific issues therein including sexual assault, reproductive justice, and democratic representation. Messages are welcome!

Education History

Ph.D., Gender Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington, in progress

J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2014

M.A., English, Marshall University, 2010

B.A., English, Marshall University, 2008

Areas of Interest

women of color feminisms, transnational feminisms, indian feminisms, U.S. feminist legal theories, comparative law, human rights law, non-profit law, legal literacy and access, family law

Courses Taught

G101: Gender, Culture, and Society

G104: Feminist Legal Theories

G104: Feminist Activism: Gender, Social Justice and Geopolitics

Accepted Publications

Stephens, Amanda L. Feminist Review (Forthcoming Mar. 2017). Book review of Gina Heathcote and Dianna Otto’s Rethinking Peacekeeping, Gender Equality, and Collective Security. 2014.

Non-Profit Publications

Stephens, Amanda L. 2016. “‘I Want to Do Something in Life’: A Case for Increasing Girls’ Educational Access in Jaipur.” Quality of Life Improvement Society (QUALIS). Accessed 22 Aug. 2016.

Stephens, Amanda. 2013. Meeting the Civil Legal Needs of Domestic Violence, Non-intimate Partner Sexual Assault & Stalking Victims: A Manual for Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc. & Affiliated Agencies. Huntington, WV.

Stephens, Amanda. 2011. Community Resource Guide 2011. CONTACT 24-Hour Rape Crisis Center. Huntington, WV.

Manuscripts in Progress

Stephens, Amanda L. “Decolonial Methodologies in Jain’s Gulabi Gang.”

Stephens, Amanda L. “Feminist ‘Feels’ Through Time & Space: An Affective Analysis of Gender in American & Indian Media.”

Stephens, Amanda L. “From Feminist Mother to Militant Feminist: Changes in Women’s Rhetoric in India’s Gender Reservation Debate, 1974 to 2014.”

Selected Awards

2017, Commissioner, Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women

2016, Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (Hindi)

2015, Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (Hindi)

2014, National Association for Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award

2014, Bar Membership: Indiana

2014, Terry and Judy Albright Pro Bono Publico and Public Interest Award

2013, A* (Highest Grade in Class): Feminist Jurisprudence

2012, Milton Stewart Fellowship