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Contact Information
Email: ajcastle@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-4637
Location: Sloss House, Room 202

Andra Castle

Assistant Director

Pronouns

they, them, theirs

 

Education

B.S. in Event Management

B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics

 

University Involvement 

Co-Advisor of the Society for the Advancement of Gender Equity (SAGE)

Co-Advisor of The Pride Alliance

Green Dot Facilitator

LGBTQIA+ FSA Leadership Team

Gender Inclusive Housing Expansion Task Force  2021 - Present

Digital Policy Development Committee 2020 - Present 

Gender Affirmation and Transition Toolkit Committee 2019 - Present

Gender and Sexuality Inclusion Taskforce 2020 - Present 

We Lead Empowerment and Leadership Conference Planning Committee 2019 - Present

 

Community Involvement 

One Iowa LGBTQ Leadership Insitiute 2021 cohort

ACCESS Equity Committee, 2020 - 2021 

Ames Pride Board of Directors 2017-2019 

Ames Pridefest Planning Committee 2018, 2019

 

What I Can Speak On

I have created programs, presentations, and workshops around gender from a feminist lens including social definitions of gender, gender identity and expression, supporting gender diversity and equity in events and programs, cyberfeminism and understanding digital bodies, and creating feminist manifestos. I am passionate about researching, exploring, and understanding the creation and viewing of digital bodies, gender and digital gender identities, masculinities and authenticity in masculinity, and power disparities in social media and user generated content. I am also available to facilitate feminist and gender themed reading groups and to provide Green Dot overviews.