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Troy Neves

Sociology and Cultural Anthropology


I felt that a sociology and anthropology major had potential to analyze social structure and power in a way that emphasized individual’s agency to change those structures.  I appreciated that self-awareness and self-reflection were built into the curriculum.    

Troy ’s Path

“Being a good organizer is rooted in being able to listen, but also having a vision for the future and the courage and strategy to see it through. I honed those skills through studying sociology and anthropology by combining anthropology’s ethnographic focus on lived experience with a sociological analysis of power structures. I was given important tools for understanding our social world and identifying targeted ways to make change. I am now organizing with student workers around the country who are demanding better wages and dignity for all campus workers. Being an organizer is a truly life-changing experience that has taught me just how much power we truly have.”

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