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Department of Sociology & Criminology


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Amie Levesque

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Amie Levesque

Teaching Assistant Professor
Office: Sturm Hall 440
Phone: 303-871-6598
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areas of expertise/research interests

Gender; sexualities; education; bodies; social inequality; masculinities; children; qualitative methods 

professional biography

Amie Levesque is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology; she earned her PhD from Northeastern University in 2014. Her dissertation research examined gender and youth interactions in a high school Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), specifically, the effects of straight ally participation on their LGBTQ peers. While she was a lead faculty member for the Community-Based Research Program at the Colorado Women's College, Dr. Levesque guided her students through original research projects in collaboration with local non-profit organizations serving people experiencing homelessness, trauma, and recovery from substance use and/or behavioral health challenges. Dr. Levesque has been teaching courses in gender, sexuality, childhood, schooling, and research methods for over 10 years and regularly teaches Understanding Social Life; an Advanced Seminar: Deviant Bodies; Schooling and Society; Sociology of Childhood; and a new course she created: Masculinities and Sexualities. She has also taught several courses for the Gender and Women's Studies program at DU.


PhD   Sociology, Northeastern University
MA    Sociology, Northeastern University
BA     Sociology and History, University of Denver

selected publications

Levesque, Amie. 2019. “’I’ve Always Wanted a Gay Family Member!:’ Straight Ally Girls and Gender Inequality in a High School Gay-Straight Alliance.” Qualitative Sociology 42(2): 205-225.

Levesque, Amie. 2016. “Rethinking Homophobia and Deviant Youth Masculinities: Constructing and Interrogating Progress toward Equality.” Sociology Compass 10(8): 643-651.