Hillary Potter
Board Member

Hillary Potter is the Associate Dean for Inclusive Practice in the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (a senior college of the City University of New York).

Potter’s research focuses on intersectional and Black feminist analyses of the existence of and multifaceted responses to crime and violence. She is currently researching antiviolence activism in Black and Latinx communities, with field research in Ferguson/St. Louis, Missouri, and Denver, Colorado; and intimate, State, and epistemic violence against Black women. Potter is the author of Intersectionality and Criminology: Disrupting and Revolutionizing Studies of Crime (Routledge Press, 2015; 2nd edition currently in progress) and Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse (New York University Press, 2008), and the editor of Racing the Storm: Racial Implications and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina (Lexington Books, 2007).