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Mae (Christina) Hey

Mae (Christina) Hey, Assistant Professor

Mae Hey
Mae (Christina) Hey, Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology
132 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6587 | maehey@vt.edu

Dr. Mae (Christina) Hey is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.

Hey completed a two-year InclusiveVT postdoctoral fellowship under the Office of Inclusion and Diversity with the American Indian and Indigenous Alliance. In that position, she nurtured relationships with tribal communities in Virginia to aid in experiential learning and applied research programs at Virginia Tech. She also created bonds with the Pamunkey Tribe, and she works on a number of grants for major community viability projects with the Pamunkey’s extension educator.

Hey’s dissertation, “Situating Indigenous Worldview within Western Academic Traditions,” details her experience as an Indigenous woman in the STEM educational system.

  • PhD, Virginia Tech
  • MA, Virginia Tech
  • BA, Virginia Tech
  • 2020 Presidential Principles of Community Award for Individual Contribution — Recent Award, Virginia Tech, 2020

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