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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-5840
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Amanda Buday, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of the Women's and Gender Studies Certificate program

Dr. Buday received her M.A. in Sociology in 2012 and her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2016 from Southern Illinois University. Her research interests include social movements, energy development, and community impacts of natural resource use. She presently teaches sociology of family in America, the sociology of death and dying, and diversity in the US. Amanda has conducted ethnographic research investigating public perceptions of oil and gas production in Southern Illinois. Her work on leadership and strategic decision-making in grassroots activist groups appears in Social Currents. She is a member of the American Sociological Association and the Rural Sociological Society, and is faculty co-adviser to the Sociology Club at FHSU. Amanda spends her free time with her horses, Jerry and Van, and enjoys outdoor activities.

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