As a feminist, race scholar and ethnographer, Dr. Andrea S. Boyles' work accounts for social inequality and (in)justice regarding, but not limited to topics such as the intersection of race, gender, and class; Black citizen-police conflict; crime; racial-spatial politics, segregation, and containment; poverty; social ties; and resistance. Dr. Boyles's scholarship and public sociology is thematic and best attributed to four key areas: neighborhood disadvantage and disorder, police-citizen relations and social control; community development and engagement; and resilience and collective action. Dr. Boyles holds a B.A. in English and M.A. in Sociology from Lincoln University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Kansas State University with concentrations in Gender and Criminology.
• Boyles, Andrea S. 2020. “Racial-Spatial Politics: Policing Black Citizens in White Spaces and Twenty First Century Resistance.” Special Forum on Ferguson. The American Ethnologist, 47(2): 150-154.
• Boyles, Andrea S. 2019. “The Effects of De Facto Segregation: Socio-Economic and Political Alienation, Crime, and Contentious Black Citizen-Police Exchanges.” Essay in Segregation by Design: Conversations and Calls for Action in St. Louis. Springer International Publishing
• Boyles, Andrea S. 2015. Girls and Violence: Tracing the Roots of Criminal Behavior, by Judith A. Ryder. (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014). Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 30 (2): 270-275.
• Boyles, Andrea S. 2013. Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation by Beth Richie. (NYU Press, 2012). Gender and Society, 27 (3):422-424.
• Boyles, Andrea S. 2006. War on the Family: Mothers in Prison and the Families They Leave Behind by Renny Golden (Routledge, 2005). Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, 35 (6): 572-573. Second author, with Dana Britton.
• Boyles, Andrea S. 2019. You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
• Boyles, Andrea S. 2015. Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort Oakland, CA: University of California Press.
• "Breonna Taylor's Case Says It Loud and Clear: Black Lives Still Don't Matter" By Andrea S. Boyles, September 24, 2020
• "The killing of Elijah McClain and the silent crises of racism in suburban policing" By Alexander Nazayran. yahoo!news, September 11, 2020.
• "#AskReuters: Why the U.S. Protests Against Police Are Different This Time." By Beatrix Lockwood. yahoo!news, July 8, 2020.
• “Will mayor Ella Jones be able to turn around Ferguson?” By Andrea S. Boyles. St. Louis American, June 16, 2020.
• “Demonstrations against racism: ‘We are trying to change 400 years of racial discrimination.’” By Janie Gossalin. LaPresse, June 7, 2020. (Interview, English translation available through Google)
• “Why People Loot.” By Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, June 2, 2020.
• “The Suburbs Aren’t Scared of Criminal Justice Reform.” By Alex Yablon, SLATE, February 7, 2020.
• “Cookie Thornton, Meacham Park and collective experience: A conversation with sociologist Andrea Boyles.” By Clark Randall, St. Louis American, March 19, 2018.
• “Proposal aims to address police bias.” By Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post- Dispatch, March 1, 2016.