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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
development and study of the Neighborhood Story Project, an action research project designed
to amplify resident-led resistance to gentrification. Amie is also the lead editor of A People’s
Guide to Nashville, forthcoming through the University of California Press. This alternative
guide to the city was collaboratively written by more than 120 Nashvillians and documents sites
of social justice struggle in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in Portland, Amie is excited to return
to the northwest and join 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 (8)

Contributions to Books (2)

Presentations (1)

Thesis (1)