Dr. Andrea S. Boyles is an award-winning author of books, You Can't Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America (UC Press 2019) and Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort (UC Press 2015).
She is also a Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) delegate to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Dr. Boyles is a native of St. Louis, MO. She holds a B.A. in English and M.A. in Sociology from Lincoln University of Missouri and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Kansas State University with concentrations in Gender and Criminology.
Dr. Boyles is a community-centered, social justice feminist and race scholar, whose research accounts for topics ranging from the intersection of race, gender, and class; community and neighborhood disorder; segregation and racial-spatial politics to race, place, and policing; social movements and collective action; and social inequality generally - all best attributed to four areas:
As a noted public intellectual, Dr. Boyles is a Tedx speaker. She has received special thanks and been featured in short films and documentaries, such as "Whose Streets?" and "Never Been a Time." She has also authored and been cited in print media like Newsweek and The Atlantic, with regular appearances on public radio, podcasts, and some television outlets.
Dr. Boyles has served on local and national diversity taskforces and committees, and in various capacities with corporations and organizations, including but not limited to, American Airlines, Amnesty International, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE), and so forth. She has also taught within the Missouri prison system and presented research on the effects of incarcerated parents on children.
Dr. Boyles is currently visiting as an Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies with Tulane University.
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