Audrey Silvestre

Audrey Silvestre

Audrey Silvestre

College Fellow

Cohort 2015-16

Office: 7349 Bunche Hall



Audrey grew up in Los Angeles, California. As a doctoral student, she explored the discourses of citizenship, nation, and value by looking at the intersections of gender, race, and sexuality to further understand how these identities inform immigration reform and activism.
In Fall of 2022 she will join Northwestern University first as a college-fellow and in 2023 as a tenure-track assistant professor in Latino Studies.
Research interests include: Women of color feminism and queer of color critique. Criminalization and the prison industrial complex. State violence and institutional violence. Sexualized violence, reproductive violence, and other gender-based violence.


  • PhD, Chicana/o and Central American Studies, UCLA
  • MA, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
  • BA, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, California State University, Long Beach


  • Retracing the Cultural Productions and Placemaking in Southeast Los Angeles
  • Queer and Feminist Punk Placemaking

Selected Publications

  • Chicana Feminist Praxis: Community Accountability Coalitions in the University. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS, 13 (2), 248 283.

Honors & Awards

  • UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (2020-2021)
  • UCLA, Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship for Summer 2020 (2020)
  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Honorable Mention List (2020)
  • UCLA, Chicana/o Studies Departmental Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • UCLA, Teaching Fellowship Award (2019)
  • UCLA, Institute for American Cultures (2019)
  • UCLA, Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship (2018)
  • UCLA, Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship (2017)
  • UCLA, Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship (2016-2017)
  • UCLA, Chicana/o Studies Departmental Fellowship (2015-2016)