Amanda S

Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00 - 1:30 pm, or by appointment.


Amanda Stewart is an Instructor of Sociology. She completed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019. Amanda received her BA in German at Luther College and her MA in Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester (UK). Her dissertation research, based on in-depth interviews, considers the experiences of queer and trans* women currently living in the rural United States and focuses on the strategies these women use to negotiate the places where they live and the associated challenges.

Amanda has worked in higher education since 2006 as an administrator, academic adviser, and instructor of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies. She most often teaches courses focusing on gender, sexualities, and families.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, gardening, collecting vintage furniture and décor, and spending time with her partner, Jack, and dog Quill.