Joined Jul 3 2014
54 years old
Dr. Lori E. Amy is Professor of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University, where she also served as Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program from 2002 - 2009. Dr. Amy stepped down from directing Women’s and Gender Studies to begin her tenure as a Fulbright Scholar in Albania. She is currently a scholar in residence at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. (summer 2014), where she is conducting secondary and policy research for her next book, Re-Membering in Transition: Trajectories of Violence, Structures of Denial, and the Struggle for Meaning in Post-Communist Albania. An analysis of traumatic memory and identity under communism and in transition, this book brings a global dimension to the analysis of cultural violence she undertook in her first book, The Wars We Inherit: Military Life, Gender Violence, and Memory (Temple University Press, 2010).
Particularly interested in the trans-generational transmission of trauma and the impact of an unresolved traumatic past on individual and cultural identity, she has published widely in the areas of violence, identity, and subjectivity, with a particular focus on pedagogical methods for addressing histories of violence as part of a classroom practice. With research specializations in narrative, memory, and trauma studies, Dr. Amy has received numerous research and project grants for her work.
As an activist scholar, she is spear-heading transnational educational exchanges between partners in the United States and Southeastern Europe, including study abroad and online collaborations. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Narrative Politics and serves as an editorial reviewer for Studies of Transition States and Societies, Feminist Formations, and History of Communism in Europe and as a judge for the Department of State Fulbright and Humphrey Scholars programs.