Amy Marting Cummings, B.A. 1996

Camelot Academy, Durham, NC

B.A., Cultural Anthropology (1996)

How has being a Cultural Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Cultural Anthropology taught me always to question the role of my perspective in my interactions with others. I'm always trying to look at my students' and parents' experiences with my school and my class to improve my practice. I teach mainly English so the writing skills I acquired were key. I also often teach about culture through reading literature. I sometimes teach Social Studies and often teach it from an anthropological lens."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Cultural Anthropology programs?

"The Cultural Anthropology program prepares you for any career in any field. It adds a new way of looking at the world and you can study many things that you are exploring as a career in the process of earning your degree in one subject."

Amy Marting Cummings