Andrea Bolivar

Andrea Bolivar

Anthropology
Inducted in 2017

Andrea Bolivar is a Chancellor’s Fellow and PhD candidate in Anthropology with a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University, St. Louis. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, where she was awarded the Department of Anthropology Prize. Her research interests include race, gender, sexuality, violence, and belonging in Latin America and the United States. Her dissertation explores Transgender Latinas’ experiences in sexual economies of labor in Chicago, Illinois. She has presented her work in a number of academic settings, including the annual conferences of The Latina/o Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association. She received the Graduate Student Paper Award in 2016 from The Association of Latina/o Anthropologists (ALLA), an official section of the American Anthropological Association. Both a book chapter and an article are forth-coming. Andrea is a leader on campus and beyond. She founded the Latinx Graduate Student Alliance (LGSA), the first group specifically for Latinx graduate students and their allies in the history of Washington University. Additionally, she was president of LGSA for three years. Committed to increasing the number of under-represented individuals in academia, Andrea loves teaching and has mentored students through the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship-Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring Program. She is currently on the board of The Association of Latina/o Anthropologists (ALLA) as the graduate student representative, where her primarily responsibility is to organize a mentorship program between senior professors and graduate students.