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Erica Lesto Adjunct Instructor Sociology

Erica Lesto
CAS | Advising
Battelle-Tompkins 102
Additional Positions at AU
CAS Undergraduate Academic Advisor
CAS Veteran’s Service Support Network Representative
Advisor to the American University chapter of It’s on Us and the Ski and Snowboard Club
M.A. Sociological Research and Practicum American University

Graduate Certificate Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies American University

B.A. Psychology Marymount University

Favorite Spot on Campus
The fountain near Watkins Hall
Book Currently Reading
Love that Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life by Johnathan Van Ness
Erica is a retired Veteran of the United States Army and is an Academic Advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences. She has also been an adjunct since Fall of 2019. In the winter, Erica is a professional ski instructor and member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.

Erica’s academic focus is on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her studies, teaching, and research includes sexual assault prevention and awareness, military related sexual assault awareness, and LGBTQIA+ related issues and policy, gender performativity, and Queer entertainment/spaces.
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Spring 2024

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege & Inequality

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege & Inequality

Summer 2024

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege & Inequality

Fall 2024

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege & Inequality