Amytess Girgis

Keble College
MPhil Comparative Government

I am a MPhil student in Politics (Comparative Government) with a focus on the political sociology of labour organising in the United States. My work centres the structural impediments workers face in the early stages of unionisation and bargaining, with my thesis exploring the case of the Starbucks Workers United campaign. Beyond labour, my broader interests include collective action, mutual aid, and social movements.

My graduate study is supported by the Rhodes Scholarship (Michigan & Keble 2021). Prior to the MPhil, I completed a B.A in Political Science from the University of Michigan, where I was funded by the Penny & Roe Stamps Scholarship.