2020 | HERMAN FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
“A student recently came into office hours to ask a question about an assignment. I answered it and saw that they seemed reluctant to leave. Suddenly, it hit me that they just wanted to talk about the subject of the class. So I said, ‘This stuff is really amazing when you first learn about it, isn’t it?’ They lit up and said, ‘Yeah!’ We chatted for the rest of my office hours about racial disparities in the criminal justice system. It was great to see that moment when something I care about suddenly catches a student’s interest and we can just talk like two people trying to interpret and understand the world.”
Hames-García studies and teaches about race and the criminal justice system in the College of Arts and Sciences.
“I am interested in why problems with racial inequity exist in the criminal justice system, what solutions exist, and how attempts at reform have and continue to bring about new problems in need of new solutions,” Hames-García says.
“Don’t get too far behind, and don’t worry too much about keeping things the same as they would have been. I strive for accessibility and a diversity of ways students can participate.”
Classes with Hames-García
Intro to Chicano and Latino Studies
Theoretical Perspectives in Ethnic Studies
Social Equity and Criminal Justice
Black & Brown Power
Race and Incarceration
Race and Social Control
Latinx Scholars ARC Seminar
“I would thank everyone who took the time to nominate me, my colleagues who have inspired me to be a better teacher, and my students who make it all worthwhile.”
Walking in the woods.
I listen to everything, all the time. Country to classical, bebop to banda.
U.S. Wars and Diplomacy.