Nancy A. Heitzeg

Professor, Chair of Sociology, Co-Director of CRST

651-690-8806

naheitzeg@stkate.edu

Dr. Nancy A. Heitzeg is a Professor of Sociology & Co-Director of the Critical Studies of Race/Ethnicity Program. Professor Heitzeg writes & presents widely on issues of race, class, gender, & social control with attention to the school to prison pipeline & the prison industrial complex.

Recent publications include: The School to Prison Pipeline: Education, Discipline & Racialized Double-Standards 2016; “Broken Windows, Broken Lives & the Ruse of Public Order Policing” 2016; On Ferguson, Special Edition of Proudflesh, co-editor 2015; “Criminalization & Medicalization: The School to Prison Pipeline & Racialized Double-Standards of Disciplinary Control” in The Race Controversy in American Education 2015, “On the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Persistent White Supremacy, Relentless Anti-Blackness & the Limits of the Law”, Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy 2015; "Whiteness”, Criminality, & Double-Standards of Social Control” in Contemporary Justice Review 2015,"Criminalizing Education: Zero Tolerance Policies, Police in the Hallways, & the School to Prison Pipeline" in From Education to Incarceration 2014, “Differentials in Deviance: Race Class Gender & Age” in International Handbook of Deviant Behavior 2012; “ Racialization of Crime & Punishment”, American Behavioral Scientist 2008.

Professor Heitzeg is co- editor of an on-line series, Criminal InJustice, which is devoted to encouraging public education & action on issues of mass incarceration.

  • Race, Class, Gender. Sexuality and Age and Social Control
  • The Prison Industrial Complex
  • Race and the Law

Ph.D., Sociology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1978

St. Catherine University. (2013). Denny Award to support Confronting the Prison Industrial Complex Phase II: A Campus and Community Collaboration

John Jay College of Criminal Justice. (2012). Invited Presenter - “The School-to Prison Pipeline: The Role of Police, Courts and Schools"

St. Catherine University. (2010). Anne Joachim Moore Lectureship

AAC&U. (2010). Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity, featured as Model Diversity Curriculum in More Reasons for Hope, AAC&U

Oxford Round Table. (2008 & 2009). Invited Presenter

St. Catherine University. (2005). Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and Advising Nominee

St. Catherine University. (1998). Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and Advising

Faculty Travel Grant NAES 2014 (2014).

Denny Award, Confronting the Prison Industrial Complex Phase II: A Campus and Community Collaboration (2013).

Travel Award - NCORE (2012).

Confronting the Prison Industrial Complex: A Campus and Community Collaboration (2011).

Curriculum Development Grant: Dismantling Racism in Northern California (2011).

Book Chapters

Heitzeg, N. Criminalization and Medicalization: The School to Prison Pipeline and Racialized Double-Standards of Disciplinary Control. Lillian Drakef, The Race Controversy in American Education, Praeger

Heitzeg, N. (2014). Criminalizing Education: Zero Tolerance Policies, Police in the Hallways, and the School to Prison Pipeline. Stovall Parmar and Noecella, From Education to Incarceration, Peter lang

Heitzeg, N. (2014). Searching for Truths, Searching for Justice. The Catherine Core Reader, Xantu Education

Heitzeg, N. (2014). There Is No Justice Without Action. The Catherine Core Reader.

Heitzeg, N. (2011). Differentials in Deviance:Race Class Gender and Age. Clifton D. Bryant, International Handbook of Deviant Behavior, London, Routledge

Heitzeg, N. (2012). The High Cost of Profit: Racism, Classism, and Interests Against Prison Privatization. Byron Eugene Price and John Charles Morris, Prison Privatization Volume III, Sanat Barbara CA, Praeger

Journal Articles

Heitzeg, N. "Whiteness”, Criminality, and the Double-Standards of Deviance/Social Control." Contemporary Justice Review, Special Issue: Critical White Studies in Crime & Justice.

Heitzeg, N. (2015). “#Ferguson/#Everywhere.” Proudflesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness.

Heitzeg, N. & Whitlock, K. (2014). “After Trayvon Martin Revisited." Proudflesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness.

Heitzeg, N. (2015). “Ferguson: Spectacle and Script." Proudflesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness.

Heitzeg, N. (2014). “Of the Verdict, Whiteness and Abolition." Proudflesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness.

Heitzeg, N. (2015). “On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Persistent White Supremacy, Relentless Anti-Blackness and the Limits of the Law." Hamline Law and Public Policy Review.

Heitzeg, N. & Brewer, R. (2008). “The Racialization of Crime and Punishment: Criminal Justice, Color-Blind Racism and the Political Economy of the Prison Industrial Complex." ABS Special volume: Micro-Level Social Justice Projects, Pedagogy, and Democratic Movements.

Heitzeg, N. & Brewer, R. (2015). "On Ferguson, Special Edition of Proudflesh." Proudflesh:New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness.

Book

Heitzeg, N. School to Prison Pipeline: Education, Discipline, and Double Standards, Praeger

Magazine or Trade Publication

Heitzeg, N. & Whitlock, K. (2015). ""Bipartisan" Criminal Justice Reform: A Misguided Merger."

Heitzeg, N. (2015). "Moneyballing Justice: "Evidence-Based" Criminal Reforms Ignore Real Evidence."

Heitzeg, N. & Whitlock, K. (2015). "Prison Reform, Proposition 47 and the California Shell Game."

Heitzeg, N. & Gordon, C. (2015). "Minneapolis Black Codes: Repeal Low=level Ordinances." Community Forum Minneapolis City Council

Heitzeg, N. & Brewer, R. (2015). "The Precarious Life of Black Bodies in the Age of Ferguson, Part II: Everyday Policing in Communities of Color in Minnesota and Beyond." Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota

Heitzeg, N. (2015). "No to SROS: Police and Arrest Data for Minneapolis Public Schools." Community Forum Urban League

Heitzeg, N. (2014). "The School to Prison Pipeline: Paying with Their Lives." Hamline University School of Education

Heitzeg, N. (2014). "Minneapolis School to Prison Pipeline: MPS Board of Education Candidate Forum." Community Forum Urban League

Heitzeg, N. & Howell, H. (2014). “Ending the School to Prison Pipeline: Moving Past Zero Tolerance Discipline towards Transformative Practices." Minnesota Association of College Teacher Educators

Heitzeg, N. (2014). “Medicalizing ‘Whiteness,’ Criminalizing Blackness: Double Standards of Deviance/Social Control." Annual Association of Ethnic Studies Annual Conference

Heitzeg, N. (2014). “The Civil Rights Act: 50 years of Success, Development, and Transformation." Hamline Law School, Hamline Journal of Law and Public Policy

Heitzeg, N. (2014). “The School-To-Prison Pipeline: What Are The Problems? What Are The Solutions?" American Bar Association Mid-year Meeting, Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, the Criminal Justice Section and the Counsel for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline

Heitzeg, N. (2013). “Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline." Community Forum, Understanding Mass Incarceration: Ending the Cradle to Prison Pipeline, Unity Unitarian

Heitzeg, N. (2013). "Deconstructing the School to Prison Pipeline." Community Forum, National Week of Action Against School Pushout

Heitzeg, N. (2013). “Faith and Justice: Race, Class, & the Zimmerman Trial." Community Forum Unity Church

Heitzeg, N. (2013). "The Black Boys’ Burden: Educational Equity and Cultural Challenges in the Classroom." How Are the Children Part IV: Reimagining Public Education in Minnesota, Community Justice Project at University of St Thomas Law School

Heitzeg, N. & Smith IV, W. (2012). "Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline." St Paul Foundation

Heitzeg, N. (2012). "Confronting the New Jim Crow: Challenging the Prison Industrial Complex and the School to Prison Pipeline." A Community Conversation with Judge Pamela Alexander, Professor Nekima Levy-pounds, Dr, Mahmoud El-Kati and Dr, Rose Brewer

Heitzeg, N. & Fletcher, P. (2012). "Engaging Faculty, Departments and Institutions in Curricular Transformation: The Creation and Expansion of Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity, A Case Study." National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE)

Heitzeg, N. (2012). "The School-to Prison Pipeline: The Role of Police, Courts and Schools." Kids Behind Bars: Where’s the Justice in America’s Juvenile Justice System? Covering the Juvenile Justice Reform Debate in 2012, John Jay Center on Race Crime and Media, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Heitzeg, N. & Fletcher, P. (2012). "Trayvon Martin In Context: Systemic Racism, Criminalizing Narratives, and Action." CRST Teach-In/ Community Forum

Heitzeg, N. (2012). "The School to Prison Pipeline, How Are the Children?" Fifth Annual Juvenile Justice Symposium, University of St. Thomas Law School, Community Justice Project

Heitzeg, N. (2011). "Racism in Minnesota." SCU Alumnae Chataqua

Heitzeg, N. (2011). "Promoting People of Color in the Progressive Blogosphere." Netroots Nation 11