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Amanda Gray Rendón, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Fellow
Women's and Gender Studies


Ph.D., American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020

M.A., American Studies and Mexican American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012

B.A., Legal Studies and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Practice Areas

U.S. Women's Labor History; Health Humanities; Labor and Health Policy; Health/Care Narratives; Oral History/Storytelling; Community-Based Research; Experiential Pedagogy and Community-Based Learning; Digital Humanities; Documentary Filmmaking

Research Interests

Amanda's interests include 20th/21st-century women's labor history, women's health, cultural care ethics, home health, including elder and long-term care/caregiver supports and services, disparities/inequities in health/care, health care access, labor and health law/policy, and Latina/Chicana/Mexican-American women's labor and health activism. Her work is situated within the fields of health humanities, labor history, Latinx studies, and women's and gender studies. As an oral historian and documentary filmmaker, social justice, reciprocity, and community-based knowledge production serve as core principles of her scholarship. Her current manuscript Patchworks of Care: Threads of Labor, Love, and Support Sewn from the Margins examines how Texas Latina home care workers and family caregivers form community care networks in the absence of state-allocated resources and adequate labor/health protections.

Publications and Media Placements

"A Case for Federal Labor Legislation to Protect Underpaid Home Care Workers." AMA Journal of Ethics 24, no. 9 (September 2022):xx-xx. (Forthcoming)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Studies Association
  • Health Humanities Consortium
  • Latino Studies Association
  • National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
  • National Women's Studies Association