Faculty & Staff

Trevor Hoppe

Trevor Hoppe

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Program
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Office: Graham 317
Email: tahoppe@uncg.edu

Research Interests:

  • Crime, Deviance, and Social Control
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of Law

Curriculum Vitae: Click here to download.

Personal Narrative

Professor Hoppe research analyzes the social control of sex by institutions of medicine, law, and public health. His book, Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness (University of California Press) analyzes the rise of punitive and coercive responses to HIV; Punishing Disease was awarded the 2018 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Studies. He is also the co-editor of Unsafe Words: Queering Consent in the #MeToo Era (with Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Rutgers University Press) and The War on Sex (with David Halperin, Duke University Press), which analyzes the punitive social control of sex (and was a finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Studies). In addition to these book projects, Hoppe is also researching and publishing on the growth and impact of American sex offender registries, particularly the use of “sexually violent predator” statutes that allow for the civil confinement of sex offenders beyond their court-ordered sentence.

For more information about Professor Hoppe’s research, please visit his website.

Selected Publications

Hoppe, T., and Buggs, S. G. (2023). Unsafe words: Queering consent in the #MeToo era. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Hoppe, T. (2018). Punishing disease: HIV and the criminalization of sickness. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Hoppe, T., and Halperin, D. (2017). The war on sex. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Hoppe, T. (2016). Punishing sex: Sex offenders and the missing punitive turn in sexuality studies. Law & Social Inquiry, 41(3), 573-94.

Hoppe, T. (2015). Disparate risks of conviction under Michigan’s felony HIV disclosure law: An observational analysis of convictions and HIV diagnoses, 1992-2010. Punishment & Society, 17, 73-93.

Hoppe, T. (2014). From sickness to badness: The criminalization of HIV in Michigan. Social Science & Medicine, 101, 139-147.

Hoppe, T. (2013). Controlling sex in the name of “public health”: Social control and Michigan HIV law. Social Problems, 60, 27-49.