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Elizabeth Hillman

professor , University of California, Hastings

Elizabeth Hillman was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Duke University on an Air Force ROTC scholarship, received a degree in electrical engineering, and served as a space operations officer and orbital analyst in Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base, Colorado Springs. Before joining the Hastings faculty in 2007, she taught history at the U.S. Air Force Academy and law at the Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. She is a board member of the National Institute for Military Justice and legal co-director of the Palm Center, a public policy research institute at UCSB. She frequently lectures on U.S. military justice, policies, and culture, and her scholarship focuses on American military law and history since the mid-20th century. She is now studying the law and politics of strategic bombing and the scourge of military sexual violence. And she still roots for the Steelers.