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Amy Harbourne

Texas A&M '20 

English BA

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My Academic and Professional Identity

I am a 2020 Texas A&M University alumni (2020) and a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University (2022).

      I approach my work with enthusiasm and curiosity. My passion goes beyond enjoying the learning experience, which is why many of us pursue academic careers. I am dedicated to translating my academic experiences and tenacity to actionable goals that have the capacity to benefit systemically disenfranchised communities. Being admitted into a doctoral program means joining an institution that shares my dedication to improving the patient experience. 

     

     Currently, my research focuses on a rhetorical analysis of conversations in and out of medical examination rooms. This research involves methodologies such as conversation and discourse analysis, ethnographic data collection, and most importantly, including feminist and anti-racist understandings of how the experiences of patients in examination rooms is affected by the sociocultural history and institutional practices of medicine.  

About Me

Where I'm From

         I'm from Brownsville, Texas, a small town on the Mexican-American border. I briefly lived in Northern Virginia but we ended up right back in Brownsville for the rest of my middle and high school time. That's when I moved to New York City for a semester and back to Texas for my Undergrad!

My favorite Books 

  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

  • The Librarian of Auschwitz
    by Antonio G. Iturbe, Lilit Thwaites (Translation)

  • The Well of Lonliness by Radclyffe Hall

  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

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