Sociology & Anthropology Stories
College Professor of Anthropology
Chair of Department of Anthropology , Okanagan College
Co-founder of Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (RAMA)
Career Path and Life Passions
Amy chairs the anthropology program at Okanagan College in British Columbia, and she co-founded Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (RAMA), a non-profit advocating social justice for migrant and indigenous people.
Amy’s academic career path and activist passions directly connect to her undergraduate education at Southern Oregon University. Her SOU studies explored social inequality and cultural relativism, two features of the social world which are paramount in her current work with RAMA:
As a college instructor, Amy notes, her SOU classroom experiences inform her own teaching style:
Useful Job Skills
While a student, Amy did archaeological research in the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA). This experience honed Amy’s data analysis and writing skills, which are essential in her research and advocacy work today. Amy recalls that her SOU professors challenged her to be creative and take risks:
Advice for Students
Amy thinks that students considering an undergraduate degree in sociology and anthropology should “definitely do it!” The perspectives and skills learned in the program are useful in many career fields and life pursuits. She says that with this degree students will:
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