Andréa Becker

Andréa Becker

Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology
Freelance Writer

about me:

Hi! I’m Andréa aka Dre—a medical sociologist, researcher, and writer.

I’m currently a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York and I teach sociology of health at Lehman College.

I think and write about the way gender, culture, and race shape our experiences with medicine, wellness culture, and our bodies. I’m especially interested in “contested medical practices,” or elements of medicine culturally deemed controversial.

My dissertation examines hysterectomy narratives drawing on 100 interviews with folks who either have chronic reproductive illness (e.g. endometriosis or fibroids) and/or are trans & non-binary and seeking gender affirming care.

Bylines include Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, Autostraddle, and Ms. Magazine. I’m taking new assignments and can be reached at abecker@gradcenter.cuny.edu

More About My Work:
My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation GRFP, the Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellowship, and the CUNY Dissertation Fellowship

I use a wide range of qualitative, quantitative, experimental, and mixed methods.

Publications:

My work has been published in high impact journals including Sex Roles and Social Science & Medicine. Pay-wall-free copies of my articles are available upon request.

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Education:

Vanderbilt University
M.A Sociology

Wake Forest University
B.A. Sociology & WGS

Fluent in Spanish and German