She was appointed to the faculty at Hamilton College in 1989, and has also held appointments at Washington University-St Louis (‘Distinguished Visiting Scholar’, 2002); and Hobart and William Smith Colleges (‘Melvin Hill Visiting Scholar-in-Residence’, 2013).
Haley was a founding member of The Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Culture, and Society; the Institute for Global African Studies (IGAS); and the Multiculturalism, Race, and Ethnicity in Classics Consortium (MRECC). In September 2019 Haley was elected President of the Society for Classical Studies.
Distinctions and awards
Haley has been awarded several distinctions for her excellence in teaching and research. These include:
- Excellence in Teaching of the Classics at College Level Award, Society for Classical Studies, 2017.
- The Samuel and Helen Long Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Hamilton College, 2015.
- Merit Award, American Classical League, 2007.
- Certificate of Recognition, The College Board, 2007.
- Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in the Field of Education, YWCA of the Mohawk Valley, 1999.
- The Pentagon Outstanding Service Award, Hamilton College, 1997.
She was also interviewed by BBC World Radio in April 2000, regarding the reopening of the Library of Alexandria; and for the BBC series Timewatch (episode - 'In Search of Cleopatra') in December 1997 and January 1998.
Selected publications and lectures
Haley has published and presented widely on Cleopatra, Black Feminist Pedagogy, and the impact of a classical education on African-American women. Recent examples of her work include:
- “When I Enter’: Disrupting the White, Heteronormative Narrative of Librarianship” (co-authored with Caitlin Pollock) in Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS, eds. Rose L. Chou & Anna Pho. Sacramento: Litwin Books and Library Juice Press, 2018.
- “Re-presenting Reality: Provincial Women As Tools of Roman Social Reproduction.” Women's Classical Caucus Panel, “Provincial Women in the Roman Imagination.” American Philological Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., January 2–5, 2014.
- “Performing Race: A Critical Race Feminist Looks at Seneca 47.” The Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA., October 10–12, 2013.
- “Scientific Racism.” Co-authored with Dr. Michele Paludi. Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, York, England: Springer Reference, December 2012.
- “Be Not Afraid of the Dark: Critical Race Theory and Classical Studies,” in Laura Nasrallah and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza (eds.), Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies, 4 Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2009: 27-50.
- “Lucian’s ‘Leaena and Clonarium’: Voyeurism or a Challenge to Assumptions?” in Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World, edited by Nancy S. Rabinowitz and Lisa Auanger, Austin, Texas: The University of Texas Press, 2002: 286-303.
- "Archias, Theophanes, and Cicero: The Politics of the Pro Archia." The Classical Bulletin 59, 1983: 1-4.
- "Self-definition, community and resistance : Euripides' Medea and Toni Morrison's Beloved." Thamyris: mythmaking from past to present, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1995): 177-206.
- "Black Feminist Thought and Classics: Re-membering, Re-claiming, Re-empowering" in Feminist Theory and the Classics, eds. Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz & Amy Richlin, New York & Oxford: Routledge, 1993.
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- "Ph.D. Alumni and Dissertations | U-M LSA Department of Classical Studies". lsa.umich.edu. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards at Class & Charter Day". Hamilton College. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "Shelley Haley at HWS as Melvin Hill Profess - Hobart and William Smith Colleges". www2.hws.edu. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "Kirkland Project". academics.hamilton.edu. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "2019 Election Results". Society for Classical Studies. 2019-09-19. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
- "2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level". Society for Classical Studies. 2017-11-14. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "Meritus / Merita Awards". www.aclclassics.org. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- Docstube (2017-05-20), Rome: Power & Glory (2 of 6) Grasp of an Empire, retrieved 2018-11-22
- "Hamilton College Classics Professor Shelley Haley to be featured in the Learning Channel's "Rome: Po". Hamilton College. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "Timewatch" In Search of Cleopatra (TV Episode 1997), retrieved 2018-11-22
- "Pushing the Margins". Litwin Books & Library Juice Press. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
- "145th Annual Meeting". Society for Classical Studies. 2013-09-02. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- "2013 Fall Meeting | CAAS-CW". caas-cw.org. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- Paludi, Michele A.; Haley, Shelley (2014), "Scientific Racism", Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, Springer New York, pp. 1697–1700, doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_394, ISBN 9781461455820
- "Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christianity". Fortress Press. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
- Setzer, Claudia (September 2011). "Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies. Edited by Laura Nasrallah and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009. xiv + 319 pp. $26.00 cloth". Church History. 80 (3): 630–632. doi:10.1017/S0009640711000710. ISSN 1755-2613.
- Rabinowitz, Nancy Sorkin; Auanger, Lisa (2002-06-05). Among Women From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World Edited by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and Lisa Auanger. ISBN 9780292771130.
- Goff, Barbara (September 2002). "Review of: Among Women: from the homosocial to the homoerotic in the ancient world". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. ISSN 1055-7660.