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Andrea Herrera

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  • Affiliation: gtf
  • Title: Graduate Employee
  • Office: PLC 721
  • Office Hours: Summer 2019: By appointment only
  • Affiliated Departments: Ethnic Studies

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Andrea P Herrera, MA, ABD is a PhD candidate and sociologist at the University of Oregon specializing in gender, sexuality, embodiment, and new media. She has published on the use of sexual identity hashtags on Instagram (Herrera 2018, Journal of Lesbian Studies), the construction of gender and sexuality within and by high schools (Pascoe & Herrera 2018, Handbook of the Sociology of Gender), and strategies for eliminating inequalities centered on issues of sexuality (Herrera 2018, Social Thought and Research). Her edited volume Gender, Sexuality, and Race in the Digital Age is under contract with Springer (Farris, Compton, and Herrera, expected 2018). Her dissertation research on femininities investigates whether and how the hyper-feminine gender performances of drag queens who are cis and trans women and/or nonbinary are linked to shifts in systems of inequality based on gender, race, and sexuality.

Andrea has taught university courses in Sociology, Rhetoric/Composition, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, including Introduction to Social Inequality, Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Sex & Society. Additionally, she has served as a discussion leader, teaching assistant, and/or grader for the University of Oregon Departments of Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.