Gregory Serrano

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  • Ph.D. Student and Instructor
  • Gender and Women's Studies
Research Interests:
Bio:
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Gender and Women's Studies, University of Kentucky (2022-Present)
  • Master of Arts, Sociology (minor: Women's Studies), New Mexico State University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts, English (minor: Sociology), Jacksonville State University (2013)
  • Associate in Arts, English, Gadsden State Community College (2010)​​

I hold a B.A. in English from Jacksonville State University. My favorite poem is "We Are Seven" by William Wordsworth. At the graduate-level, I studied Sociology and Women's Studies at New Mexico State University. My M.A. Thesis, entitled "Gender Performativity in Pro-Wrestling," explored female performances in the wild, wacky world of professional wrestling during its 'hey-day' era of the 1980s and 1990s. My interests have recently broadened to include Critical Animal Studies (CAS), human disability, and the particular ways in which these themes intersect to produce a unique social position. Specifically, I seek to further explore ideas of phenomenal consciousness and how it relates to nonhuman animal and disabled human bodies/minds in consideration of eugenics, morality, contemporary aesthetics, and subsequent mass media productions. I employ frameworks put forth by Nagel, Kant, Butler, and those with similar views in an attempt to answer pressing questions surrounding nonhuman and disabled human rights, ethics, and free-will.

Outside of academics, I enjoy swimming, hiking, dancing, wrestling, and writing. I spend the majority of my free time at zoos and aquariums across the nation! My favorite place is the San Diego Zoo. I love tortoises, rhinos, hippos, whales, tapirs, oceans, rainforests, and WWE wrestling (but maybe not in that order)! Feel free to contact me if you have ideas or questions related to my research interests, professional aspirations, or anything else.