People / Faculty


Patricia Hilden

Professor Emerita

Native American Studies

Carceral Spaces in North America, Native American Studies, Race



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
When nickles were indians
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Women work and politics
Working women and socialist politics in france