Elizabeth Hinton

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Assistant Professor, DAAS

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    Elizabeth Hinton recently completed her graduate work in United States History at Columbia University. A Ford Foundation Fellow, her research contextualizes the rise of mass incarceration in the late twentieth century by considering the critical but understudied shift from a national agenda premised on community action and combating unemployment as a means to address socio-economic inequality, to an agenda premised on repressing crime, disorder, and other manifestation of that inequality in the decades after the civil rights movement.  As a history of the War on Crime and the War on Drugs, Hinton’s work contributes to debates about the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the United States and draws our attention to the federal government’s role in sustaining punitive policy that first emerged in the 1960s. From 2008 to 2011 Hinton served as the Managing Editor of Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society and co-edited The New Black History: Revisiting the Second Reconstruction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) with the late Manning Marable. Hinton earned her B.A. in American Studies from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2005.