Hillary Potter
Associate Professor
Women & Gender Studies

Hillary Potter is Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.A. in criminal justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Potter previously served as the inaugural associate dean for inclusive practice in the College of Arts and Sciences, and her longstanding service to the university was recognized with a Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service.

Dr. Potter’s research focuses on the critical analysis of the intersections of race, gender, and class as they relate to crime and violence. She is currently researching men’s use of violence; intimate partner abuse against women of Color; and antiviolence activism in Black and Latinx communities, with field research in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Denver.

Dr. Potter is the author of Intersectionality and Criminology: Disrupting and Revolutionizing Studies of Crime (Routledge Press, 2015) 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).