Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement
Assistant Professor in Urban Studies
With Pitzer Since: 2006
Field Group: Cultural Studies/Urban Studies
Campus Address: Scott 108
MA, PhD, Claremont Graduate University: Cultural Studies
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
“Reviving and Revising the Civic Mission: A Radical Re-Imagining of ‘Civic Engagement,’” Metropolitan Universities, vol. 25, no. 3, March 2015.
Editor, The Pitzer College 50th Anniversary Engaged Faculty Collection: Community Engagement and Activist Scholarship. Claremont, CA: Pitzer College, 2014. With contributions from Professors Nigel Boyle, José Zapata Calderón, Paul Faulstich, Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Alan Jones, Alexandra Juhasz, Gina Lamb, Susan A. Phillips, Brinda Sarathy, Scott Scoggins, Erich Steinman and Kathleen S. Yep. Spring 2014.
“Partnering With Youth Organizers to Prevent Violence: An Analysis of Relationships, Power and Change,” Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Johns Hopkins University Press. vol. 4.3, pp. 235-242 (Fall 2010). With T. Dolan and S. Hanft.
“Engaged scholarship: reflections and research on the pedagogy of social change,” Teaching in Higher Education: Special Edition, Vol. 14:5 pp 541-552 (October, 2009).
Afterword. Howard L. Bingham’s Black Panthers, 1968. Los Angeles: Ammo Books, 2009.
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Fall 2010
Partnering with youth organizers to prevent violence: An analysis of relationships, power and change
Teaching in Higher Education: Special Edition, October 2009
Engaged scholarship: reflections and research on the pedagogy of social change
Howard L. Bingham’s Black Panthers, 1968, June 2009
Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 18, No. 4, December 2006
Humanizing the Other in ‘Us and Them’
Selected Conference Presentations and Invited Talks
“Critical Community Engagement,” invited talk at the final sessions of Engaged Practitioners, a year-long colloquium on community engagement at the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, April 2014.
Professor Hicks Peterson presented the efforts of her three-year long partnership with community organizers of ICUC (Inland Communities United for Change), along with community partners, Tom Dolan and Rocio Ruiz, on the topic of their recent article, “Partnering with youth organizers to prevent violence: An analysis of relationships, power and change” at the annual conference of Community- Campus Partnerships for Health in Portland, OR, May 2010.
“Building a Comprehensive Response to the Challenges of Globalization: Engaged Scholarship both Locally and Globally,” Presented at Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference. With K. Dengu-Zvobgo. Seattle, WA, January 2009.
“Community-based, Action Research and Community Organizing,” Presented at the International Partnership Institute. With T. Dolan and I. Arguayo. Portland State University, Portland, OR, May 2009.
“Integration or Fragmentation? Locating Spirituality in the Profession and Movements of Social Justice Activism.” Paper presented at the Media, Spiritualities, and Social Change Conference, co-sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder and Naropa University, June 2008.
Steering committee organizer: an annual conference on the praxis of activism, arts and academia in addressing reconciliation and community-building in post-genocide communities, with a focus on Rwanda. The conference is entitled, “Arts in the One World”, co-sponsored by Cal Arts University, Brandeis University and Theatre Without Borders.
Selected Awards, Grants and Honors
The Community Engagement Center was awarded a grant from the California Council for the Humanities to operate and expand its Borrowed Voices programming at Camps Afflerbaugh-Paige. April 2010.
Professor Hicks Peterson received a Bringing Theory to Practice: Engaged Learning, Student Civic Development and Student Well-Being grant from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. April 2010.