- African American and African Diaspora Literature
- American Literature and Culture
- Children’s Literature and Culture
- Race and Ethnicity Studies
Dr. Hodgson specializes in antebellum American and African-American literature. Her research and teaching interests include childhood studies, literatures of American slavery, transatlantic romanticism, the bildungsroman, and theories of human development.
Hodgson, Lucia. Raised in Captivity: Why Does America Fail Its Children?