Candice Hill-Idlebird received her bachelor’s degree in 2008 from the University of Central Missouri with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology. She received her Master’s degree at Texas A&M in 2012, and her PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Race Relations and Criminology in December of 2016. She has taught at both Texas A&M as a Graduate Lecturer and at Sam Houston State University as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Hill-Idlebird has also taught Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations, and Race and Inequality courses. Her research interests are inequality in the criminal justice system, specifically influential individuals' (primarily high-ranking police officers, district attorneys [also referenced as prosecutors], and authoritative judges) mindset when interacting with people of color.  She is specifically interested in the mode of thinking of powerful people and how lumping people of color into "typical" categories — stereotyping, images, prejudice, and emotions — are compiling factors for consequences (unequitable discretionary decisions, criminalization, and mass incarceration) people of color encounter.


My mantra:

I am an avid believer in the idea that I may not change the world but I will play a major part in inspiring the mind of the student that will. My goal is to be a great leader who will lead fearlessly and be unbought and not easily moved because I will be a truth giver who fights for equality.

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