Jennifer A. Hamilton


Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA
United States


Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Anthropology


Jennifer Hamilton is Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Anthropology at Hampshire College and Director of the Five College Women's Studies Research Center. Her research and teaching focuses on the anthropology of law, science, and medicine, postcolonial feminist science and technology studies, and the contemporary politics of indigeneity. She received her BA in Anthropology and English Literature (McGill) and her PhD in Anthropology (Rice University). She is the author of Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts (Routledge 2009) and is currently completing a second book manuscript, The Indian in the Freezer: The Genomic Quest for Indigeneity (University of Washington Press).