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Amanda M. Dewey

3114 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
amandamdewey@gmail.com

Education          

  • University of Maryland – College Park, Ph.D. in Sociology, Spring 2020
  • University of Maryland – College Park, Master of Arts in Sociology, 2017
  • Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Theatre, 2013
  • University of Adelaide, South Australia, Study Abroad Spring 2012 

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Movements
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Climate Change
  • Human-Wildlife Conflict

Awards and Fellowships

  • Dean’s Research Initiative Graduate Student Travel Grant, University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2018
  • Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship, University of Maryland Graduate School, 2018
  • Graduate Fellow, Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, 2015-present
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2016
  • Dean’s Fellowship, University of Maryland, Summer 2016
  • Dean’s Research Initiative Grant, University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Summer 2016

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant, Climate Constituencies Project, Principal Investigator: Dana R. Fisher, January 2016-May 2018

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor of Record, Sociology, University of Maryland
    • SOCY 100H: Honors Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2018
    • SOCY230: Sociological Social Psychology, Winter 2018
  • Teaching Assistant, Sociology, University of Maryland
    • SOCY200: Human Societies, Fall 2015, Dr. John Pease.

Publications

  • Dewey, Amanda M. and Dana R. Fisher. Forthcoming. Linking Environmental Sustainability and Consumption. In F. F. Wherry & I. Woodward (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Consumption. Oxford University Press.
  • Fisher, Dana R. Anya M. Galli Robertson, Joseph McCartney Waggle, Amanda M. Dewey, Ann H. Dubin, and William Yagatich. In Press. “Polarizing Climate Politics in America.”  Journal of Research in Political Sociology.  Volume 25.

Presentations

  • Becoming Environmentalists: The Role of Childhood Experiences in Shaping Environmental Identities, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, August 2018
  • The Role of Childhood Experiences in Shaping Movement Identities: The Case of Environmentalism, Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, April 2018
  • The Potential Power of Individual Action: Examining Factors Contributing to Individual Environmental Behaviors, Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Charlotte, April 2014

Professional and Academic Affiliations

  • American Sociological Association
    • Environment and Technology Section
    • Social Psychology Section
    • Animals and Society Section
  • Southern Sociological Society

Professional Service

  • Working Group Participant and Reviewer, Annotation for Transparent Inquiry Initiative of the Qualitative Data Repository and Cambridge University Press, Spring 2018
  • Faculty Search Committee Graduate Student Representative, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, Fall 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Psychology, December 2016 – Present
  • Policy Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, August 2016 – Present
  • Pre-Candidacy Representative, Sociology Graduate Student Forum, University of Maryland, August 2016 – Present

Employment History

  • Graduate Fellow, Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, August 2015 – Present
    • Graduate fellow with the University of Maryland’s interdisciplinary center for the study of the relationship between society and the environment.
  • Special Projects Coordinator & Field Representative, Endangered Species Coalition, June 2013 – July 2015
    • Communicated with businesses, congressional offices and the public regarding wildlife issues
    • Completed independent projects aiding the organization in wildlife advocacy programming and budgeting

Volunteer Positions

  • Vice Chair, Endangered Species Coalition Board of Directors, June 2016-Present
    • Serve on the board of directors to a DC-based non-profit
    • Make governance decisions regarding organization activities
  • Green Team Chair, Town of Berwyn Heights, MD August 2015-Present
    • Organize educational community events focused on sustainability and local wildlife
    • Served on Berwyn Heights Shade Tree Board advocating for urban trees