Professor Hilson’s research interests meet at the intersection of race, gender, crime, class, and social movements. Specifically, she is interested in how the police, criminal justice systems, and mass incarceration work in concert to protect and reproduce social inequality. At the same time, she emphasizes the ways in which members of marginalized populations individually and collectively resist aggressive and punitive policing. Prof. Hilson earned her B.A. from Emory University in sociology and African American studies. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology with a Black Studies emphasis from the University of California-Santa Barbara.
- B.A. — Sociology and African American Studies (with honors), Emory University
- M.A. — Sociology, The University of California-Santa Barbara
- Ph.D. — Sociology, Black Studies Emphasis, The University of California-Santa Barbara
- SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology
- CRJ 2260 Criminology