James William Loewen (February 6, 1942 – August 19, 2021) was an American sociologist, historian, and author.

James Loewen was best known for his 1995 book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. Loewen has published the following works: Loewen, James W. (1971). The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White (second ed.).