Sociology Graduate Students

Theresa Hice-Fromille
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Affiliations Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, Office #129
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College

Research Interests

African Diaspora Studies; Black Geographies; Youth Studies and Education; Tourism Studies; Black Feminist Epistemology; Ethnography; Cultural Studies

Biography, Education and Training

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in December 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, with a minor in International Relations. 

For my dissertation, I explore feminist leadership, girlhood, and community-based education in the global Black imaginary. My qualitative, participatory action research is in collaboration with community-based organizations in Baltimore and Oakland and spans the U.S. South, the African continent, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 

I am currently serving as the P2R Lead Mentor 

I stand in solidarity with the COLA campaign.

Honors, Awards and Grants

2020 UCSC-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program Award

2020 UCSC CITL Graduate Pedagogy Fellowship

Summer 2019 - Blum Scholar Grant

2019 - Koret Scholars Mentor Award 

2018-2019 Student Planetary Health Ambassador, UC Global Health Initiative 

Fall 2017 - University of Californa Regent's Fellowship




Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hice Fromille, T. (2020). [Review of the book Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil, by P. Pinho]. The Black Scholar 50(40), 80-83.

Hice Fromille, T., Ruiz, K., Villalobos, R., Ibanez Martinez L., & Mena, V. (2020). (R)econstructing Expertise on Resistance: What We Can Learn from Young Communities of Color Mobilizing against Social Inequality. Sociological Perspectives, 63(3), 506-515.


Other Publications

Hawthorne, C., Summers, B., Hice Fromille, T. (2020, November 20). Black Geographies of Quarantine. UCHRI Foundry. Retrieved from 

Teaching Interests

GSI appointments include:

Summer 2022: CRES188b: Topics in Black Studies- Black Youth Matter

Spring 2022: COWL175a/PHIL136a: Imagination

Winter 2021: CRES188b: Topics in Black Studies- Race, Identity and Belonging in the African Diaspora


Past TA appointments include:

Summer 2021: Sociology of Death and Dying (SOCY150)

Fall 2020: Approaches to Black Studies (CRES68)

Summer 2020: Intro to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES10)

Summer 2020: Race and Law (SOCY128i)

Summer 2019: Contemporary Social Theory (SOCY105b)

Spring 2019: Contemporary Social Theory (SOCY105b) 

Winter 2019: Issues and Problems in American Society (SOCY10)

Fall 2018: World Society (SOCY15)

Summer 2018: Evaluation of Evidence (SOCY3A)

Spring 2018: Contemporary Social Theory (SOCY105b)

Winter 2018: Race and Law (SOCY128i)


Other Teaching Experience:

2020-2021 Sociology-CITL Pedagogy Workshop Series