Drew Kirks-Cler

Drew  Kirks-Cler
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • Berkey Hall
  • 509 E. Circle Drive Room 316
  • East Lansing, MI 48824


Drew is a second-year doctoral student of Sociology. His research interests involve queer and transgender identities, relationships, and communities. His current work focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and social class. Drew graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's in Sociology and Psychology. His Honors research examines the correlation between the adoption of a strong “first-gen” identity and academic success for first-generation college students like himself. When he is not studying, Drew enjoys creative writing, reading fiction, playing video and board games, and hanging out with his cat, Louis Kuitton.