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University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

ahill@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 374  •  781-736-3896


Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy (Gender and Race)


  • HS 200a - Social Justice and the Obama Administration
  • HS 273f - Law and Social Justice: Gender Equity Policies and Litigation
  • HS 528f - Law and Social Justice: Constructions of Race and Ethnicity and Their Consequences


  • Hill, Anita. "CHOICE, SOCIAL STRUCTURE, AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY." Race, Markets and Social Structures. 1st ed. Ed. Emma Coleman Jordan. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2008 (forthcoming)
  • Hill, Anita. Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011.
  • Hill, Anita. "A History of Hollow Promises: How Choice Jurisprudence Fails to Achieve Educational Equality." Michigan Journal of Race & Law 12. 1 (2007): 107-159.
  • Hill, Anita. "The Embodiment of Equal Justice Under the Law." Nova Law Review 31. 2 (2007): 1-19.
  • Hill, Anita. "What Difference Will Women Judges Make? Looking Once More at the "Woman Question"." Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change. 1st ed. Ed. Barbara Kellerman and Deborah Rhode. New York: Jossey-Boss, 2007. 1-29.
  • Hill, Anita. The Scholarly Legacy of A. Leon Higginbotham: Voice, Storytelling and Narrative. Rutgers Law Review, 2001.
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Anita F. Hill teaches courses on gender, race, social policy and legal history.

Hill’s latest book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home (Beacon Press, 2011) combines the study of commercial and anti-discrimination law with an examination of culture and society to address the 2008 foreclosure crisis and its ongoing impact.



Yale University

Oklahoma State University

Awards and Honors

  • UC Merced Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance (2016)
  • Honorary Degree, Mount Ida College (2013)
  • Honorary Degree, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (2010)
  • Ford Hall Forum, First Amendment Award (2008)
  • Honorary Degree, Lasell College (2007)
  • Visiting Scholar, Wellesley College, Newhouse Center for the Humanities & Wellesley Centers for Women (2007 - 2008)
  • The Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship Award (2005)
  • Honorary Degree, Smith College (2003)
  • Honorary Degrees: Simmons College and Dillard University (2001)

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