Michigan, 2021 Scholar Elect
Current Place of Residence: Grand Rapids, Michigan
University: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Current/Recent Course: BA Political Science
Amytess Girgis is a senior at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where she majors in Political Science with minors in Urban Studies and Anthropology. Her current research focuses on the emergence of U.S. mutual aid groups in the wake of COVID-19 and their relationship to state neglect and repression. Amytess works as a union organizer for U-M's adjunct faculty union, LEO (Lecturers’ Employee Organization - AFT-MI 6244). She has also worked extensively in political communications for a number of candidates and causes. At Oxford, Amytess will continue her studies in political science, social movements, and the resilience of communities on the margins.