Amanda Grzyb

Information and Media Studies
agrzyb [at]

Amanda Grzyb is associate professor of Information and Media Studies and she has been a proud and active UWOFA member since she was hired full-time in 2006. She has served on the UWOFA board for multiple terms, represents UWOFA as a CAUT Trust Fund trustee, and spent years on the UWOFA communications committee. Her previous experience as a Limited-Duties instructor in Arts and Humanities & FIMS from 2002-2006 inspires her to advocate for job security and fair pay for her sessional colleagues.

Dr. Grzyb holds a Ph.D. in English from Duke University, and her research focuses on the comparative study of genocide and state violence (the Holocaust, Rwanda, Sudan, El Salvador), social movements, media and the public interest, and American literature. She is currently the Principle Investigator on an interdisciplinary, collaborative, SSHRC-funded research project , “Surviving Memory in Postwar El Salvador,” which focuses on the experiences of former Salvadoran refugees and massacre survivors, repatriating archival materials and photographs from the civil war era, and supporting the community design of the Sumpul River Massacre Memorial in Las Aradas, Chalatenango. She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and was appointed FIMS Faculty Scholar for 2018-2020.