About

photo credit: Jamie Biver

I’m Aubrey Hicks (that’s me), I am the Executive Director of the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance at the Sol Price School of Public Policy. My focus at the center is public outreach on governance, broadly.

Effective democratic governance is only as strong as it’s citizens. The Bedrosian team focuses on bringing governance into the public dialogue. With that in mind, we create programming which allows faculty to bring their expertise to a wide audience, through conversations : on books, films/TV, and pressing issues.

My background is in literature and library science, and I’ve held positions in publishing, academic administration, and project management.

I read. Voraciously.

I work to be antiracist. I work to be feminist. I believe in equity, inclusion, and the messy beauty of diversity.

I lives in Los Angeles with my partner and our three cats and two dogs – plus the raccoons, possums, birds, bees, & wild kitties we try to keep safe in the neighborhood.

Photos on this website are all by me, unless otherwise noted (like the one above).

Here are Iris and Snow, gone from this world but not from my heart
This is a photo of Iris
This is a photo of Snowdrop, Snowdrop