Hillary Potter

Associate Professor, Associate Undergraduate Chair
Ketchum Office: 
Qualitative & Interpretive Sociology
Crime and Deviance
Office Hours: 
Mon/Wed 10:00 - 11:00am and 4:00 - 5:00pm, and by appointment

CV:  https://sites.google.com/site/drhillarypotter/curriculum-vitae

Hillary Potter (Ph.D. University of Colorado, 2004), is Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Potter’s research focuses on the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class as they relate to crime and violence. She is currently researching intimate partner abuse among interracial couples, men’s use of violence, and anti-violence activism in Black and Latina/o communities. Dr. Potter is the author of Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse (New York University Press, 2008) and Intersectionality and Criminology (Routledge, forthcoming 2014).

intimate partner violence; intersections of race, gender, class, and crime; racialized perceptions of crime; feminist criminology and Black feminist criminology; feminist and qualitative research methods

Hillary Potter. 2008. Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse. New York: New York University Press.
Hillary Potter and Devon Thacker Thomas. (In Press) “‘We Told You That’s How They Are’: Responses to White Women in Abusive Intimate Relationships with Men of Color.” Deviant Behavior.
Hillary Potter, George E. Higgins, and Shaun L. Gabbidon. 2011. “The Influence of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Faculty Perceptions on Scholarly Productivity in Criminology/Criminal Justice.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education 22(1):84-101.
Shaun L. Gabbidon, George E. Higgins, and Hillary Potter. 2011. “Race, Gender, and the Perception of Recently Experiencing Unfair Treatment by the Police: Exploratory Results from an All-Black Sample.” Criminal Justice Review 36(1):5-21.
Hillary Potter. 2010. “‘I Don’t Think a Cop Has Ever Asked Me if I Was OK’: Battered Women’s Experiences with Police Intervention.” Pp. 219-242 in Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered edited by Venessa Garcia and Janice E. Clifford. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Hillary Potter. 2009. “Reflections from a Black Feminist Criminologist.” Pp. 23-38 inCritical Voices in Criminology edited by Chris Powell. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Hillary Potter (Ed.). 2007. Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).
Hillary Potter. 2007. “Battered Black Women’s Use of Religion and Spirituality for Assistance in Leaving Abusive Relationships.” Violence Against Women 13(3):262-284.
Hillary Potter. 2007. “The Need for a Multi-Faceted Response to Intimate Partner Abuse Perpetrated by African Americans.” Criminology and Public Policy 6(2):367-376.
Stephanie Hindson, Hillary Potter, and Michael Radelet. 2006. “Race, Gender, Region and Death Sentencing in Colorado, 1980-1999.” University of Colorado Law Review77(3):549-599.
Hillary Potter. 2006. “An Argument for Black Feminist Criminology: Understanding African American Women’s Experiences with Intimate Partner Abuse Using an Integrated Approach.” Feminist Criminology 1(2):106-124.
Joanne Belknap and Hillary Potter. 2005. “The Trials of Measuring the ‘Success’ of Domestic Violence Policies.” Criminology and Public Policy 4(3):559-566.