Patricia Ann Stukes

Associate faculty

Humanitarian Studies
Portrait of Patricia Stukes

Patricia Ann Stukes is a disaster researcher focused on social vulnerability, including race, gender, sexuality and class analysis. Stukes' dissertation focused on Gay Christian Service in disaster. Stukes' most recent paper focused on the impact of COVID-19 protocols for information sharing between the government and Tribal Epidemiologists in Canada and the U.S. Stukes' pedagogical research is vested in Spoken Word, Lyric Analysis & Slam Poetry as tools in the classroom.


Stukes has been a teaching instructor for twenty years in multicultural gender and women's studies, and sociology at Texas Woman’s University. Stukes also worked as a case worker for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for ten years.


Ph.D. in Sociology

Texas Women's University

Master of Arts in Multicultural Gender and Women’s Studies

Texas Women's University

Bachelor of Science

Texas Women's University


Stukes, P. (Forthcoming), Barbara Jordan. In Angela Jones, Ed, African American Activism and Political Engagement: An Encyclopedia of Empowerment. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Stukes, P. Wu, H. (2020).  Improving COVID-19 data protocols for Indigenous peoples in the US and Canada: A public-media-based cross-national comparison - Journal of Indigenous Social …, 2020

Stukes, P. (2014). A Caravan of Hope—Gay Christian Service: Exploring Social Vulnerability and Capacity Building of

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Identified Individuals and Organizational Advocacy in Two Post Katrina Disaster Environments Texas Woman’s University Doctor of Philosophy

Stukes, P., Phillips, B. and Jenkins, P. (2011). “Freedom Hill is Not for Sale, and Neither is the Lower Ninth Ward.” Journal of Black Studies.

Stukes, P. (2002). “Resurrecting Womanist Theory from the Lyrics of India. Arie, Lauryn Hill, and Me'shell

Ndeǵeoćello: The Performance and Pedagogy of Race and Gender politics.” Texas Woman’s University Master of Arts Thesis