Senior Academic Counselor
Department of Government
Additional Positions at AU
Briana Weadock (she/her/hers) is the Senior Academic Counselor for undergraduate students in the School of Public Affairs. In addition to her work in SPA, she is also one of the American University Experience (AUx) instructors and has taught courses for the Department of Sociology and the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Program on topics such as Gender in Society and Feminist & Gender Theory. Her dissertation research focused on the way in which knowledges of gender and sexuality within intersecting identities are produced within Third Wave Feminisms using cultural artifacts such as Queercore punk music, feminist ‘zines, blogs, and popular non-fiction writings (books and traditional magazine formats). Having worked at AU for over 20 years in many different positions within the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Public Affairs as well holding multiple AU degrees (BA and MA in Sociology), she has extensive knowledge of campus, faculty, staff, and services available to students. She has worked closely with the Office of Campus life through committees and collaborations with the Academic Support & Access Center, the International Scholar Support Services, and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion to name only a few. She has also received many awards recognizing her service to the university and her dedication to student success. When not working with students on campus, you can probably find her at one of the many theaters in DC (most likely watching one of her former students perform!), live music venues, art galleries and museums, or cheering for the Washington Spirit – DC’s professional women’s soccer team. In addition to culture and learning, she is also passionate about her rescue cat, Spiderman.
BA, Sociology, American University
MA, Sociology, American University