PhD Candidate, Sociology
Faculty advisor: Michael Bell, Professor, Community and Environmental Sociology
Amanda McMillan Lequieu is a fourth-year PhD student in the joint departments of Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research and teaching interests continually return to questions of place, rurality, community, and home. Her passion is to understand how rural people adapt to globalizing economies and changing environments over time, through the lens of land tenure, environmental history, and economic development. She values the stories people tell about their places, their people, and the crises they are facing head-on. Her qualitative field work has taken her from historical archives, to kitchen tables in dairyland Wisconsin, to red-dirt roads post-war northern Uganda.