Author

Andrea writes and speaks extensively on national and local policing issues, focusing on the experiences of Black women and women of color and LGBTQ people of color. … Contact Her

Advocate

Andrea has over 20 years of experience as a researcher, policy analyst and advocate on criminal justice issues. Consulting services include: legal, legislative, landscape and policy research and analysis participatory research  campaign development and strategy research and report writing curriculum development speaking, training and staff development on issues relating to … Contact Her

Attorney

Andrea is a police misconduct attorney with over 13 years federal litigation experience in individual and impact cases. Cases include: Adkins v. City of New York, Southern District of New York (discrimination against transgender arrestee subject to heightened scrutiny) Guaman v. City of New York, Southern District of New York (excessive force against transgender woman) Doe v. Jindal … Contact Her

Publications

Say Her Name

Andrea is co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women published in 2015 by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. Say Her Name sheds light on Black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers all Black […]

A Roadmap for Change

According to a recent national study, a startling 73% of all LGBT people and PLWH (people living with HIV) surveyed have had faceto-face contact with police during the past five years. Five percent of these respondents also report having spent time in jail or prison, a rate that is markedly higher than the nearly 3% of the U.S. adult population who are under some […]

Queer (In)Justice

Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of the queer experience–as criminal defendants, prisoners, and survivors of violent crimes. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes– like “gleeful gay killers,” “lethal lesbians,” and “disease spreaders”– to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was […]