Andreana Clay, PhD

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Research Faculty, African American Youth and Sexual Orientation in Context: Popular Culture, Identity Development, and Social Support and Manuscript on Queer Sexuality and Black Popular Culture:

Andreana Clay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at San Francisco State University. Her research areas are youth of color, LGBTQ identity and sexuality, social movement activism, and popular culture. She specializes in queer theory and feminist ethnography. Her book, The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post-Civil Rights Politics (NYU PRESS), focuses on youth activism in Oakland, CA. She is currently working on two projects: a book manuscript focusing on queer sexuality and Black popular music; and developing research on LGBTQ African American youth, identity, and community. She also blogs at

Curriculum Vitae


Clay, Andreana. 2012. The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post Civil Rights Politics (NY: New York University Press).

Clay, Andreana, Sears, Clare, Field, Jessica, and Alexis Martinez, eds. 2011. Criminalization and Sexuality, Social Justice. Special Issue.

Clay, Andreana. 2011. “‘Working Day and Night: Black Manhood and the King of Pop.” Journal of Popular Music Studies, vol. 23, no. 1: 3-18

Clay, Andreana. 2008. “Like an Old Soul Record’: Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Queer Politics, and Hip-Hop Feminism.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, vol. 8, no. 1: 53-73

Clay, Andreana. 2006. “All I Need is One Mic: Mobilizing Youth for Social Change in the Post Civil Rights Era.” Social Justice, vol. 33, no. 2: 105-121.

Clay, Andreana. 2003. “Keepin’ It Real: Black Youth, Hip-Hop Culture, and Black Identity”. American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 46, no. 1: 1346-

Other Publications

Clay, Andreana. 2012. “Revel Girls: Youth Activism & Social Change Across the Americas by Jessica K. Taft” Book Review in Gender and Society, col.26, no. 5 October: 819-820. Book Review.

Clay, Andreana. 2009. “Civic Engagement, Childhood And Adolescence.” Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development. Ed. Deborah Carr. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference.

Clay, Andreana. 2007. “‘I used to be Scared of the Dick’: Queer Women of Color, Hip- Hop, and Black Masculinity.” Pp. 149-165 in Home Girls Make Some Noise!: Hip-Hop Feminism Anthology, edited by G. D. Pough, E. Richardson, A. Durham, and R. Raimist. Monroe, CA: Parker Publishing. Book Chapter.

Clay, Andreana. 1997. “Growing Up In/Between the Lines,” Pp. 1-21 in Everyday Sexism in the Third Millenium, edited by C.R. Ronai, B. Zsembik, and J.R. Faegin. New York: Routledge Press. Book Chapter