Leslie R. Hinkson is a sociologist whose research and consulting work focuses on processes of organizational change, stratification, and inequality within and across organizations as well as the role and meaning of race across institutional contexts and its effect on education, employment, and health outcomes.
She is currently Chief Officer of Racial Justice and Equity for the League of Conservation Voters, where she is responsible for helping create and implement an overarching vision for racial justice and equity at LCV – both at the programmatic and operational levels – that works to eliminate ensure the organization honors its commitments to be a diverse, antiracist, equitable, and inclusive organization. Before joining LCV, Dr. Hinkson was Assistant Professor of sociology at Georgetown University, with a courtesy appointment in African American studies (of which she was a founding member).
A critical race scholar and a mixed-methodologist researcher, Dr. Hinkson has a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, a MS in Public and Urban Policy from the New School, and a BA in political economy from Williams College. Dr. Hinkson is also an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Post-Doctoral program. Dr. Hinkson is an alumna of the Bronx High School of Science, which she credits for inspiring both her love for, and her critical approach to collecting, evaluating, and analyzing data.