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Jenifer Hamil Luker

Associate Professor of the Practice of Sociology
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
272 Reuben-Cooke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


Jenifer Hamil-Luker is Associate Professor of the Practice of Sociology, where she directs the undergraduate studies program.  As a dedicated instructor and mentor, Dr. Hamil-Luker teaches courses on health and the U.S. criminal justice system.  Her team-based, project-oriented classes prioritize the application of knowledge to real-world problems and centering the needs of diverse learners in vibrant, welcoming spaces.  Dr. Hamil-Luker’s research explores how experiences in earlier life shape trajectories of health over time and in different historic contexts.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of the Practice of Sociology · 2022 - Present Sociology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2003 Ph.D.