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Potter, Hillary A Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Potter’s research focuses on the critical analysis of the intersections of race, gender, and class as they relate to crime and violence (intersectional criminology). She is currently researching violence against women of women of Color; men’s use of violence; and antiviolence activism in Black and Latinx communities. In January 2014, Dr. Potter began an ethnographic research project based on the work and lives of anti-violence activists working in communities of Color in the Denver, Colorado area. In October 2014, Dr. Potter began conducting ethnographic research in Ferguson, Missouri, on women involved in the anti-State violence ('Black Lives Matter') movement that began after the police officer-involved shooting death of Michael Brown. Dr. Potter also continues her ongoing qualitative research on (a) women of Color combating intimate partner violence and (b) a comparison of race, class, and targets-of-violence variations among men who use violence.

keywords

  • feminist criminology, Black feminist criminology, intersectional criminology, racialized and gendered perceptions of crime, intimate partner violence, anti-violence activism in communities of Color

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ETHN 3314 - Violence Against Women and Girls
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on aspects of the victimization of women and girls that are Gendered - namely, sexual abuse and intimate partner abuse. Also explores the importance of race, class, and sexuality in gendered violence. Same as SOCY 3314 and WGST 3314.
  • ETHN 6001 - Research Methods in Comparative Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines various humanistic and social science research methodologies and applies critical frameworks (including feminist, queer, Indigenous and decolonial theories) to research through an intersectional lens committed to analyzing race, class, gender and sexuality as interconnected, knowledge-producing systems of power. Examines how Ethnic Studies scholars can engage with social justice projects by producing knowledge in cutting edge ways.
  • ETHN 6841 - Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    This is a graduate level directed readings course designed to expand student knowledge in a particular area of concentration with a broad interdisciplinary and comparative framework. These areas of concentration include work in Africana, American Indian, Asian American, Chicana and Chicano and Transnational/Hemispheric ethnic studies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • SOCY 3314 - Violence Against Women and Girls
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on aspects of the victimization of women and girls that are Gendered - namely, sexual abuse and intimate partner abuse. Also explores the importance of race, class, and sexuality in gendered violence. Recommended prerequisite: SOCY 1016 or WGST 1016. Same as ETHN 3314 and WGST 3314.
  • WGST 3314 - Violence Against Women and Girls
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on aspects of the victimization of women and girls that are Gendered - namely, sexual abuse and intimate partner abuse. Also explores the importance of race, class and sexuality in gendered violence. Recommended prerequisite: SOCY 1016 or WGST 1016. Same as ETHN 3314 and SOCY 3314.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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