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’m on the job market for the 2022 academic year!

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 Vox Media, Teen Vogue, Bitch Media, Insider and more. I’m taking new assignments and can be reached at

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

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


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

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