Hilary Binda has a Ph.D. in English and is a senior lecturer in the Visual and Material Studies Department. She is also the director of the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the founding director of the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College, where she is a Senior Fellow.
Hilary's research involves the impact of college education in prison on past and current students and faculty members. It includes a collaborative study with Carolyn Rubin and Jill Weinberg of the impact of college-in-prison on formerly incarcerated people. Hilary has also worked on exploring the relationship between the literary and the visual registers as this productive tension informs the emerging discourse of time in early modern English literature and poetry and as this tension resonates in the contemporary discourses of queer/feminist theory.