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Amy Casselman Hontalas

Doctoral Student, Sociology
M.A. Sociology, Stanford University, 2019
M.A. Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 2011
B.A. American Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, 2006
Amy Casselman Hontalas

Amy is currently a doctoral student at Stanford University where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology. Broadly, her research interests include social stratification and inequality, as well as the sociology of race, gender, and law. Her current research examines political discourse on race and gender in contemporary American policy with an eye towards developing community-based strategies that challenge the marginalization of women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. She is the author of Injustice in Indian Country: Jurisdiction, American Law, and Sexual Violence Against Native Women– a book examining race and gender in federal law to further theorize violence against Native women in a colonial context. To learn more about her work visit