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Nikole Hotchkiss

Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • B.A., University of Denver, 2001
  • M.A., Indiana University, 2003
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2009

Professor Hotchkiss’s research lies in the intersection of political, legal, and cultural sociology. In her current project, she investigates the cross-national and over time construction of political violence and proposed policy solutions in France and the United States since the 1960s. 

Selected Publications:
Hotchkiss, Nikole. 2010 “Globalizing Security?  Media Framing of National Security in France and the United States from the Cold War to Post-September 11.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 51:366-86.
Brooks, Clem, Kyle Dodson, and Nikole Hotchkiss. 2010. “National Security Issues and US Presidential Elections, 1992-2008.” Social Science Research 29:518-526.


Recent (and upcoming) Washington College courses include:

  • Criminology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Variant Behavior
  • Cities & Suburbs
  • Sociology of Law
  • Immigration in Comparative Perspective
  • Sociology of Punishment