Amanda Daniela Cortez

Multidiscipline Social Sciences Instructor

Social Sciences

Contact Info

Towler Hall
Office 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Office 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Office 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Office 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
By Appointment


Dr. Amanda Daniela Cortez is a full-time social sciences instructor at Clatsop Community College. Using the social sciences as a means for creating a more inclusive and just world, she teaches classes in anthropology, sociology, and women’s studies.

She completed her PhD in anthropology at the University of Notre Dame where she explored questions related to gender, indigeneity, and multispecies relations with Quechua women and their animal companions and kin in Cusco, Perú.

After her graduate studies, she held a postdoctoral research associate position at the University of Connecticut where she worked with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to investigate the ethics of studying Indigenous North American ancient DNA.

Amanda has published in The Journal of Social Archaeology, and Anthropology News, and has contributed book chapters to several edited volumes. She is thrilled to join CCC and get to know the community.