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About Amie Thurber

Amie Thurber is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Her research, practice and teaching interests involve transforming social inequality in neighborhoods and developing best practices for community-engaged teaching and research. Her current work involves the study of an innovative housing policy designed to address the disparate effects of urban planning on a historically black neighborhood in Portland, OR. Amie developed the Neighborhood Story Project, an action research project designed to amplify resident-led resistance to gentrification. Born and raised in Portland, Amie is excited to be back in the northwest and part of the PSU community.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Portland State University School of Social Work
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Curriculum Vitae


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Education

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2018 Ph.D., Vanderbilt University ‐ Community Research and Action
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2013 M.S.W., University of Montana, Missoula ‐ School of Social Work
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2012 M.A.Ed., University of Montana, Missoula ‐ School of Education
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1999 B.F.A., University of Montana, Missoula ‐ School of Fine Art
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Articles (14)

Contributions to Books (2)

Presentations (1)

Thesis (1)