Garrett Hoffman, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education/Student Affairs


Garrett is a diversity scholar at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. His research interests include college student success, equity and diversity in higher education, and neoliberalism's impact on the US higher education landscape.

Selected Publications

Garvey, J. C., Hart, J. L., Hoffman, G. D., Iverson, S. V., Metcalfe, A. S., Mitchell, T. D., Pryor, J. T., & Seher, C. (2017). Performing critical work: The challenges of emancipatory scholarship in the academic marketplace. Critical Questions in Education, 8(2), 139-163.

 Hoffman, G. D., & Mitchell, T. D. (2016). Making diversity “everyone’s business”: A discourse analysis of responses to student activism for equity and inclusion. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9(3), 277-289.

Ropers-Huilman, R., Williamsen, K. M., & Hoffman, G. D., (2015). Questioning the scripts of sexual misconduct. In S. C. Wooten & R. W. Mitchell (Eds.), The crisis of campus sexual violence: Critical perspectives on prevention and response. New York, NY: Routledge.

Preston, M. J., & Hoffman, G. D. (2015). Traditionally heterogendered institutions: Discourses surrounding LGBTQ college students. Journal for LGBT Youth, 12(1), 64-86.

Selected Presentations:

Hoffman, G. D., Pryor, J. T., Spears, T. L., Fan, M. C., Parks, L. N., & Hobson, K. (2017, March). Working in and working through: Challenging the traditionally heterogendered institution. American College Personnel Association conference, Columbus, OH.   

Hoffman, G. D. (2016, November). Diversity funnels: Cultural centers as sites of subject production. Association for the Study of Higher Education conference, Columbus, OH. 

 Hoffman, G. D., & Pryor, J. T. (2016, April). Visualizing new narratives: Using critical visual narrative methodology to collaborate with students for organizational change. American Educational Research Association conference, Washington, DC.

 Hoffman, G. D., Rodriguez, F., Yang, M., Mitchell, R., & Ropers-Huilman, R. (2015, November). Assimilation and subversion on campus: A critical discourse analysis of students’ experiences of class, race, and institutional resources. Association for the Study of Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.

 Hoffman, G. D., Pryor, J. T., Hart, J. L., Mitchell, T., Iverson, S. V., Garvey, J., & Seher, C. (2014, November). Beyond critical theory: Critiquing power/(re)visioning higher education. Association for the Study of Higher Education conference, Washington, DC.

Professional Memberships

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)


Multicultural Recognition Award (University of Minnesota, 2016)

Catalyst Award for LGBTQ Activism (University of Missouri, 2012)