Alumni Update: Deshonay Dozier, PhD ’19

Deshonay Dozier, PhD ’19

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
California State University, Long Beach

Dr. Deshonay Dozier completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology at the City University of New York, and in Fall 2019 started a job as Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Dozier brings to the Department of Geography teaching and research expertise in the fields of critical race and gender studies, Black studies, carceral geographies, urban planning and policy, cultural geography, and social movement studies.

Deeply indebted to the possibility and foreclosure of freedom dreams, Dr. Dozier is preparing a book manuscript entitled, Contested Development:  A Poor People’s Movement for a Better Los Angeles, 1960-2020Contested Development narrates how poor people abolish the penal organization of their lives by reducing policing and creating livable communities in Downtown Los Angeles. A portion of this work is published in the International Journal for Urban and Regional Research. Dr. Dozier’s next project examines how Black women artists produce collective and imaginative praxis of land and space.


Dozier, D. (2019) Contested Development: Homeless Property, Police Reform, and Resistance, 1998-2015. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 43(1), 179-194.

Hackett, K. Saegert, S., Dozier, D., & Marinova, M. (2018) Community land trusts: releasing possible selves through stable affordable housing, Housing Studies, 1-25.


02/19 Critical Colloquium — When Your Life Becomes ABD: A conversation with three EP PhD candidates

When Your Life Becomes ABD

A conversation with three EP PhD candidates, each at different stages of the process, about navigating research, data and writing.

11/20 CSP/EP Colloquium with Dr. Soniya Munshi

Genealogies of Public Health: Domestic Violence, Migrant Survivors, and Citizenship Logics

11/6 CSP/EP Colloquium with Dr. Ariana Mangual Figueroa

Dr. Ariana Mangual Figueroa (Associate Professor Urban Education & Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILAC)):

“I don’t want to sound racist,…”: Latina elementary-aged children’s expressions of metapragmatic awareness during everyday classroom conversations”


10/2 CSPEP Colloquium with Christopher Bonastia

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Sept. 25 – Seminar on Systems of Oppression and Inquires for Resistance


New CSPEP Critical Cluster Colloquium Series

It has been brought to the attention of the BB committee that in fact “brown bag” has a racist history and connotation and we will from now on be using the term colloquium instead.

Thank you all for your understanding as we collectively begin referring to our CRITICAL CLUSTER FALL 2019 COLLOQUIUM SERIES.

Please Click Here for the PDF of the Schedule!

Audrey Elisa Kerr. (2005). The Paper Bag Principle: Of the Myth and the Motion of Colorism. The Journal of American Folklore, 118(469), 271-289. Retrieved from

CSPEP Colloquium with EP Todd Levon Brown

Come out to see EP Todd Levon Brown!


Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We look forward to seeing you at our first CSPEP Brown Bag meeting on Wednesday, August 28th in the “Hub” (6304.01). Our agenda includes introductions, program updates, announcements of upcoming events, and a group photo. We are looking forward to learning about your summer and getting the semester started!

Fall 2019 Course Schedule

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