Jennifer Hamilton

Professor of Legal Studies and Anthropology
Jennifer Hamilton
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Jennifer Hamilton
Franklin Patterson Hall G-6
413.559.5677

On leave of absence fall 2022 and spring 2023.


Jennifer Hamilton, professor of legal studies and anthropology, received her B.A. in anthropology and English literature from McGill University and her Ph.D. in anthropology from Rice University.

Her interests include social studies of law, science, and biomedicine, theories of culture and identity, and critical race and gender studies.

She is the author of Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts. Her most recent research examines human genetic variation research and the sociocultural, legal, and ethical formations that emerge around it.