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Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda
Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda (“AJP”) is currently a professor at the University of Houston, a freelance writer, and a graduate student at Arizona State University.

Education Snapshot

  • M.A., English, Arizona State University (in progress)
  • Ph.D., History, University of Houston
  • M.A., History, University of Houston
  • B.A., History, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • A.A., General Studies, Brazosport College

Dr. Pegoda teaches women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; religious studies; and English at the University of Houston as a non-tenure track faculty member and has expertise in a variety of areas, including pedagogy, women’s and queer studies, critical race theory, religious studies, film and cultural studies, history/historiography, and historical memory.

Dr. Pegoda is actively committed to teaching and is also available as a consultant or expert reviewer, as a guest speaker, and as a freelance writer / opinion piece writer – current bylines include Cancerwise, Conditionally Accepted, The Conversation, The Daily Cougar, The Good Men ProjectHistory News Network, Houston Chronicle, Inside HigherEd, Merion West, Talking Points MemoTime, and Washington Post. 

Dr. Pegoda is co-founder (with Timothy Frederick Seiter) and is editor-in-chief of Conceptions Review

Dr. Pegoda is queer and because of Neurofibromatosis, is physically disabled, a survivor of many tumors and six surgeries, and takes over twenty medications. These (and other) identities, in addition to extensive experience as an educator and scholar since 2007, are used to further embrace and model equity, diversity, acceptance.

Finally, Dr. Pegoda loves cats (and dogs), especially the one-and-only Dr. Trevor Lovejoy. And loves Dr Pepper, quality chicken fingers with quality ranch dressing, baked or grilled chicken, turkey, and bread.

All content on this website is Copyrighted © by Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda, 2013-2022. All Rights Reserved. Views expressed are Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda’s alone. The full disclaimer is here.

Recent publications

Texas Abortion Law Threatens Academic Freedom,” Inside Higher Ed, October 8, 2021

“Blackboard and the Queerphobic Learning Management System,” An Injustice, September 22, 2021

Pandemic Teaching Reflections, Not All Rainbows,” Houston Review of Books, August 16, 2021

Formalized Extensions and Pedagogies of Care,” Temple University’s The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice’s #RealCollege Blog, April 13, 2021

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