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Amanda BaruschAmanda Barusch
Faculty from 1985 - 2019


An international scholar and award-winning instructor, Amanda Barusch is best known for her narrative inquiries into the experiences of older adults and for her research and advocacy on social policy. She serves as an editor for the online journal, 101 Words, publishes flash fiction and poetry when she can, and reviews contemporary books of poetry, hybridity, and fiction on her blog at: She is currently writing a book under contract with Oxford University Press titled, “Aging Angry: From rage to resistance.”


  • BA, Psychology, Reed College
  • MSW, U.C. Berkeley
  • PhD, Social Welfare UC Berkeley
  • MFA (Fiction & Book Arts) University of Utah

Research Interests

Emotional lives of older adults, social policy, qualitative research methods, experimental poetry and fiction

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: 1/6/22