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

Education Snapshot:

  • Ph.D., History
  • M.A., English
  • M.A., History
  • B.A., History
  • A.A., General Studies
  • & 18 graduate hours, Education

Dr. Pegoda teaches women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; religious studies; and English at the University of Houston as a full-time non-tenure track faculty member and has expertise and interest in a variety of areas, including pedagogy, women’s and queer studies, crip 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.

Find Dr. Pegoda on Twitter @AJP_PhD.

All content on this website is Copyrighted © by Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda, 2013-2023. All Rights Reserved. Views expressed are Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda’s alone. The full disclaimer is here.

Recent publications

“‘It’s Okay, I’m a Doctor’: Recalling a #MeToo Experience,” An Injustice, September 19, 2022

Society and Historical Memory: Six Common Ways People Relate to the Past,” History News Network, September 4, 2022

Abortion and Why People are Afraid,” Rice Feminist Forum, August 3, 2022

I Accidentally Went Two Years Without Eating Texas Brisket,” Good Men Project, July 23, 2022

It’s Time to Talk About ‘Student Time’,” Inside HigherEd, December 1, 2021

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

See all online publications here.