Amy Argenal

Fall 2021 Faculty Photography

TLC Faculty Fellow (2023-24); Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology

Amy Argenal is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Community-Engaged Research and Learning in the Sociology Department. She completed her doctorate in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, where she also received her Master’s in the same area of study. She received her second Masters in Human Rights from Mahidol University in Thailand, where she continued to partner with human rights activists in South East Asia, through her doctorate research focusing on human rights education and activism in Myanmar. Her current research focuses on the root causes of migration from Central America and explores methodologies that bring the narratives of migrant communities to the forefront. She has taught at the University of San Francisco in the School of Education and the Master of Migration Studies as well as the Human Rights Studies minor at UC Davis. She has been a K-12 classroom teacher, as well as worked with educators in both formal and non-formal settings pulling from critical pedagogy and liberatory education models.