"Dr. Brandzel was a strong advocate for UNM faculty on so many levels, including serving on the Committee for Academic Freedom and Tenure and the UA-UNM Bargaining Team. They were equally passionate about creating opportunities for student and faculty working in the area of gender and disability studies."

Dr. Ronda Brulotte
Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
Acting Associate Director, International Studies Institute
The University of New Mexico


“Amy Brandzel was the heart and soul of two small but crucial intellectual communities here at UNM, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the American Studies Department. Their absence is felt strongly by both groups, as well as by all who knew them across the university, including the students they taught and mentored at all levels, faculty from the many university committees they served on, from the UA-UNM community, and the campus disability rights community. It is hard to imagine many of these groups without their presence, but their example of dedication and passion serves as an inspiration to all of us who were lucky enough to work with them.”

Scarlett Higgins (she, her, hers)
Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Associate Professor
The University of New Mexico
Department of English Language and Literature