Adrienne D Oliver

Adrienne Oliver
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Social and Historical Studies

Professional Interests: Critical Race Theory, Critical Hip Hop Pedagogy, Sociology of Hip Hop, Educational Leadership, Race & Ethnicity, Narrative Inquiry, Community Engagement, Service Learning, Creative Writing


At Mills Since 2019


Adrienne D. Oliver uses hip hop instructional practices to infuse her classes with a student-centered perspective of learning. Her approach to building a sense of community among students promotes a culture of high engagement.


  • BA, Mills College
  • BA, Hendrix College
  • MA, Univ Of Ark L R
  • MFA, Mills College
  • EDD, Mills College

Faculty Office Hours, Fall 2019

Days Times Room
F 3:45 pm–4:45 pm Vera Long 107
  and by appointment  

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 220: Urban Education
  • SOC 129: Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.
  • SOC 145: Sociology of Education
  • SOC 145SL: Sociology of Education
  • SOC 146: Sociology of Hip-Hop
  • SOC 146SL: Sociology of Hip-Hop with Community Engagement