Leandra Preston-Sidler

Leandra Preston-Sidler, Ph.D.

  • Associate Instructor
  • Leandra@ucf.edu
  • 4078236502
  • Office Hours: By appointment (available for phone, chat, email, and f2f meetings)
  • Campus Location: Cocoa
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Leandra Preston-Sidler began teaching English and Composition at UCF in 2002. In 2004, she accepted an opportunity to teach Women's Studies. In 2007, she founded a non-profit organization, Animal Safehouse of Brevard, a network of volunteers who foster pets for women in domestic violence shelters. She earned her PhD in Spring 2015 in Texts and Technology, focusing on beauty technologies, gender, and virtual communities.  

Education

  • Ph.D. in Texts and Technology from University of Central Florida (2015)
  • M.A. in English / Literature from University of Central Florida (2002)

Research Interests

  • Gendered Bodies and Technology
  • Virtual Communities
  • Girls Studies
  • Body-Based Activism
  • Third Wave Feminisms

Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Forthcoming “Third Wave Library Activism: The Dynamic Possibilities of a Women’s and Gender Studies and University Library Partnership.” Gender Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland and Co., 2016. 
  • “From Cyborgs to Cybergrrrls: Redefining ‘Girl Power’ Through Technology and Media.” Difficult Dialogues about Twenty-First Century Girls. Eds. Donna Marie Johnson and Alice E. Ginsberg. New York: SUNY Press, November 2015. 
  • “From Mamma to Mine: Constructing Feminist Homes on the Border(land)s of Italian America.” Olive Grrrls: Italian North American Women & The Search For Identity. Ed. Lachrista Greco. Olive Grrrl Press, 2013.
  • The Women's Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism. Ed. Leslie Heywood. Greenwood Press, November 2005. terms: academic feminism, single-sex education, women’s colleges, third-wave pedagogy, Carol Gilligan

Creative Publications

  • “Counting Breaths.” Communal Table. 5.1 Online Journal, 2016.

Awards

  • UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty Women’s History Month Recognition, 2017
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, 2015
  • Professional Development Leave Grant, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, 2014
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Arts and Humanities, 2014
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, College of Arts and Humanities, 2013
  • Spirit of Philanthropy/Community Hero Award, Health First, Brevard County, 2010
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, UCF, College of Arts and Humanities, 2008
  • Excellence in Teaching at UCF Award, student-nominated, 2006

Activities

Founder/Director, Animal Safehouse Program of Brevard
Chair, Curriculum Committee, UCF Women's and Gender Studies
Faculty Advisor, UCF Planned Parenthood Generation Action
Member, Domestic Violence Task Force of Brevard County
(not comprehensive)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
60376 WST3561 Third Wave Feminisms Web C - Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90958 WST3603 Intro Gender Studies Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
81817 WST3621 Theories of Masculinity Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
91089 WST4023 Virtual Girls Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
81818 WST5601 Theories in Gender Studies Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11457 WST3015 Intro to Women's Studies Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
11009 WST3561 Third Wave Feminisms Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
18728 WST4022 Girls and the Body Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50915 WST3015 Intro to Women's Studies Web B - Unavailable
No Description Available
51043 WST3561 Third Wave Feminisms Web C - Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81541 WST3015 Intro to Women's Studies Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
81861 WST3603 Intro Gender Studies Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
81635 WST3621 Theories of Masculinity Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
81636 WST5601 Theories in Gender Studies Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10971 WST3561 Third Wave Feminisms Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
11529 WST3603 Intro Gender Studies Web - Unavailable
No Description Available
20380 WST3610 Gender and Technology Web - Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Aug 19, 2017