Graduated: 2011, Masters in Pan African Studies
Thesis title: From the 'tragedy' to the 'magic' of mixture and everything in between : a historical analysis of constructions of black-white mixed racial identity in American film, 1911 to 2011
Recipient: Cerificate of University Teaching, Future Professoriate Program
Graduate Student - University of Oxford - September 2011 – Present
Graduate Student InformationAmber Murrey-Ndewa is a poet, an activist and an ethnographer. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from College of Idaho in 2008. Her research interest is visual art’s influence on political and social identity formation in West and Central Africa, specifically an exploration of visual art as a tool for reconciliatory, cross-ethnic dialogue. In Yaoundé, Cameroon, she worked with her academic director to co-develop a grassroots community center, The Center for Communal Skills Building (www.ccsbcameroon.com), which is committed to building a meaningful future for impoverished Cameroonian youth by providing quality educational courses and pre-professional opportunities. Amber is currently continuing her social activism on a domestic level, as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in rural Montana, helping to ensure abused and neglected Native American children receive legal representation. Following completion of her MA in Pan African Studies, Amber intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in anthropology with a focus on West and Central Africa.