Holcomb, Deevy

Committee: Susan Carroll, Louisa Schein, Charlotte Bunch
Post-MA Employment/Education: Management Analyst, Deschutes County Community Justice, Redmond, Oregon
Thesis/Practicum: Woman, Nation, Violation: Spectacle or Strategy?

Deevy Holcomb is a Management Analyst for a county Juvenile Community Justice department in Central Oregon. After her masters degree, she lived and worked in Johannesburg/Pretoria South Africa as writer/editor and research coordinator for a local government NGO called Idasa, for four years, which assisted in building local government institutions and practices in communities disenfranchised during apartheid. During this time, she conducted a significant amount of research, training and consulting on women's role in local government. She’s also involved in the regional Peace movement in her private life, trying to keep this part of the world connected to the rest of the world, and understand better its role in the greater community of our planet. No further school since Rutgers; she has discovered through the Masters program that her feminist energies and skills were most satisfied and productive outside the academy. She does miss participating in a community of thinkers and philosophers, though.