Jamie is a doctoral student in the labor markets and social policy concentration under the advisement of Dr. Christy Glass. For his dissertation, he is researching the intersection of two bodies of research: 1) indigenous women and work, and 2) precarious employment. The study employs qualitative methodology informed by critical race theories and indigenous feminism.
Jamie earned an M.A. in Community Leadership from Westminster College. His thesis was an analysis of the viability of instituting a "living wage" policy in Utah. He worked with the community organization Crossroads Urban Center where he presented his research.
Jamie has also taught extensively at very different higher education institutions (Utah State University, Westminster College, and Salt Lake Community College) at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses taught: Intro to Sociology (SOC 1010, SOC 105), Social Problems (SOC 1020), Race and Ethnicity (SOC 2630, SOC 372), Political Sociology (SOC 4350), and Social Change and Community Organizing (MACL 603). He was awarded the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Instructor of the Year and for the Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology Department in 2015.