• Assistant Professor, College Of Social Work

Research Keywords

  • place-based
  • mutual aid
  • Youth Development
  • Theories of Community
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Peer Support
  • Homelessness
  • Arts and Culture


  • Mollica M., Littman D.M., Lucas T., Marvin C., Erangey J., Bender K. & Milligan T. (2023). “Like a weight off my shoulders”: Participating in peer support from the perspectives of young people experiencing homelessness. (pp. 2563-2580). Vol. 51, Journal of Community Psychology. Published, 09/01/2023.
  • Littman D.M., Valdovinos M. & Sliva S. (2023). “He went from being a monster to a person:” Using narrative analysis to explore how victim-offender dialogue (VOD) participants transform through the VOD process. Qualitative Social Work. Published, 01/01/2023.
  • Hammoor C. & Littman D.M. (2023). Unrehearsed moments: interstices of policy, preparation, and reflexivity. (pp. 86-93). Vol. 124, Arts Education Policy Review. Published, 01/01/2023.
  • Littman D.M., Morris K., Hostetter C.R., Boyett M., Bender K., Holloway B., Dunbar A.Z. & Sarantakos S. (2023). How was mutual aid being conceptualized during its proliferation in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic? A critical phenomenological analysis. (pp. 193-214). Vol. 31, Journal of Community Practice. Published, 01/01/2023.
  • Littman D.M. (2022). Third Places, Social Capital, and Sense of Community as Mechanisms of Adaptive Responding for Young People Who Experience Social Marginalization. American Journal of Community Psychology. Vol. 69, 436-450. Published, 06/01/2022.
  • Erangey J., Marvin C., Littman D.M., Bender K., Mollica M., Milligan T. & Lucas T. (2022). How do peer support workers value self-directed growth over conventional change goals among young people experiencing homelessness?. (pp. 1935-1951). Vol. 50, Journal of Community Psychology. Published, 05/01/2022.
  • Littman D.M., Boyett M., Bender K., Dunbar A.Z., Santarella M., Becker-Hafnor T., Saavedra K. & Milligan T. (2022). Values and Beliefs Underlying Mutual Aid: An Exploration of Collective Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (pp. 89-115). Vol. 13, Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. Published, 03/01/2022.
  • Littman D.M., Sliva S.M. & Lin J. (2022). Closer to the problem: can a virtual prison arts event foster psychological proximity to the issue of incarceration?. (pp. 4-23). Vol. 25, Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice. Published, 01/01/2022.
  • Littman D.M. (2021). Third place theory and social work: Considering collapsed places. Journal of Social Work. Vol. 21, 1225-1242. Published, 09/01/2021.
  • Littman D.M., Bender K., Mollica M., Erangey J., Lucas T. & Marvin C. (2021). Making power explicit: Using values and power mapping to guide power-diverse Participatory Action Research processes. (pp. 266-282). Vol. 49, Journal of Community Psychology. Published, 03/01/2021.
  • Littman D.M. & Sliva S.M. (2021). “The walls came down:” A Mixed-Methods Multi-Site Prison Arts Program Evaluation. (pp. 237-259). Vol. 4, Justice Evaluation Journal. Published, 01/01/2021.
  • Bender K., Littman D.M., Dunbar A.Z., Boyett M., Milligan T., Santarella M. & Becker-Hafnor T. (2021). Emergent media scan of digital mutual aid organizing during the COVID-19 pandemic. (pp. 280-298). Vol. 29, Journal of Community Practice. Published, 01/01/2021.
  • Erangey J., Marvin C., Littman D.M., Mollica M., Bender K., Lucas T. & Milligan T. (2020). How peer support specialists uniquely initiate and build connection with young people experiencing homelessness. Vol. 119, Children and Youth Services Review. Published, 12/01/2020.
  • Chassman S., Littman D.M., Bender K., Santa Maria D., Shelton J., Ferguson K.M., Hsu H.T., Narendorf S.C., Barman-Adhikari A. & Petering R. (2020). Educational attainment among young adults experiencing homelessness in seven cities across the United States. Vol. 119, Children and Youth Services Review. Published, 12/01/2020.