People / Faculty
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.