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Andrew Joseph Pegoda

Lecturer in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Religious Studies; and English, University of Houston

Dr. Pegoda is a professor, writer, guest speaker, and consultant with over fifteen years of experience.

Dr. Pegoda is a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer at the University of Houston in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program with additional appointments in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies (Religious Studies Program) and in the Department of English.

Dr. Pegoda has expertise in pedagogy; gender studies; queer studies; crip studies; religious studies; critical theory; race and racism; film; minority fiction; history and politics; historical memory; writing and editing; and public scholarship and has taught over 120 classes as instructor-of-record, totaling about four thousand students.

Dr. Pegoda has over one hundred publications with bylines in places such as Cancerwise, Conditionally Accepted, The Conversation, The Daily Cougar, The Good Men Project, History News Network, Houston Chronicle, Inside HigherEd, Merion West, Rice Feminist Forum, Talking Points Memo, Time, and Washington Post and has had over fifty guest speaking engagements.

Dr. Pegoda is co-founder (with Timothy Frederick Seiter) and is editor-in-chief of the public-facing, scholarly publication 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, and acceptance.


  • 2008–present
    Lecturer, University of Houston


  • 2022 
    Arizona State University , M.A., English
  • 2016 
    University of Houston , Ph.D., History
  • 2011 
    Brazosport College, A.A., General Studies
  • 2010 
    University of Houston , M.A., History
  • 2008 
    University of Houston Clear Lake, B.A., History