Academics - Faculty Profiles

Susan Phillips, PhD
Academic Director, Pitzer in Ontario Program
Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis

Susan Phillips

    With Pitzer Since: 2002
    Field Group: Environmental Analysis / Urban Studies
    Campus Address: Scott Hall 232
    Phone: 909.607.1268

    M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
    B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills

Recent Awards and Honors

In 2007-08, Professor Phillips was awarded a Soros Justice Media fellowship. As part of her fellowship, Phillips completed Operation Fly Trap: Gangs, Drugs and the Law, a book examining how federal policies directed at combating drugs and gangs actually generate and sustain the conditions that perpetuate poverty, crime and violence in communities of color.

Recent Publications - Articles and Book Chapters

"La Storia de Gallo: La Importancia Social del Tatuaje en la Vida de un Pandillero Chicano," Tinta y Carne, Morin, Edgar and Alfredo Nateras, eds., Cultura contra Cultura: Mexico D.F., 2009.

"Notes from the Margins: Graffiti, Community and Environment in Los Angeles," Journal of the West, vol. 48, no. 2 (Spring 2009), "Los Angeles and the Urban West," Kenneth Marcus ed.

"Gang/Anti-Gang Strategic Networks," Bret, Bernard, Philippe Gervais-Lambony, Claire Hancock and Frederic Landy, eds., Justice et Injustices Spatiales. Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2010.