Deshonay Dozier

Deshonay Dozier

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar


PhD, City University of New York
M.A. and M. Phil, City University of New York
B.A., California State University, Northridge

Areas of Interest:

Black studies, Carceral Geographies, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Geography, Gender Studies, Social Movements


Deshonay Dozier completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from the City University of New York. Dr. Dozier’s scholar-activism provides critical research that shapes public policy and implementation on the issues of housing, homelessness, and alternatives to incarceration. As a UC Chancellor’s Fellow, she will complete a book manuscript on how poor people reshape the penal organization of their lives through alternative visions of Los Angeles. Dr. Dozier teaches a diverse working-class student population at the California State University-Long Beach on how social movements transform geography.