I am an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, teaching courses in political economy, principles of economics, and economics and gender. I earned my PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, studying political economy, economic history, and heterodox economics. I am also involved with the Center for Popular Economics

Research Interests:  (Critical) Political Economy, Carceral Systems and Capitalism, Political Economy of Schooling

I am currently working on projects on critical perspectives on care work, social reproduction, and carceral systems, as well as research on guard labor in U.S. local labor markets (with Luke Petach, Belmont University).

Contact: awilson@hws.edu or anastasw@gmail.com

Dissertation Research

“Three Essays on the Political Economy and Economics of the ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline'”

Current Courses

Political Economy

Marxist Political Economy

Debt & the U.S. Economy

Gender and Economics

Intro to Economics

Course Syllabi

Econ 197S Fall 2020: Student Debt, Other Loans, and the U.S. Economy (UMass Amherst)

Econ 191 Fall 2019, Fall 2018, 2017, & 2016 First Year Seminar: The Economics Behind Our Lives (UMass Amherst)

EC012C Spring 2016 Principles of Microeconomics (University of Vermont)

EC195 Spring 2016 Political Economy of Education (University of Vermont)