Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Faculty

Emeriti Faculty

Patricia Hilden

Professor Emerita

Native American Studies

Native American Studies; Race; Carceral Spaces in North America


  • 542 Barrows Hall


Bio & Research Interests

Prof. Hilden is currently finishing a collection of connected essays concerned with the cultural creations of race in the West from the 19th century to the present. The book is titled Racing the West. Beginning work on a larger project exploring carceral spaces in North America, beginning with the Native American "praying towns" of the colonial world and moving on to investigate Indian boarding schools (and orphanages), reservations, and last, the large and disproportionate population of Native Americans and other racialized people in the federal and state prison systems of the contemporary U.S.


From A Red Zone: Critical Perspectives on Race, Politics, & Culture
When Nickels Were Indians: An Urban Mixed-Blood Story
Women, Work, and Politics Belgium 1830-1914
Women, Work, and Politics: Belgium, 1830-1914
Working Women and Socialist Politics in France, 1880-1994: A Regional Study