Sam Smith, Albuquerque community advocate.
Let's advocate for a better community together.


Sam Smith



My research is centered on state constructions of target populations and its impact on educational systems, with emphasis to the role that academic institutions and research apparatus play in negotiating this relationship. Specifically, I am interested in the applications of group epistemological practices to the educational-political sphere. 

My grant writing practice focuses on building a compelling community-driven narrative that communicates the reality faced by community members. I believe that simple, careful, and compelling narratives can communicate the depth of our personal knowledge and our best research about our challenges. 

Let's build a more safe, diverse, and equitable society. 



The University of New Mexico

Expected 2020: B.A. Philosophy & International Studies


  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow
  • UNM-NSSP Research Fellow
  • Domenici Public Policy Conference Student Panelist


About Me:

I live and study in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love my community for its activism and vibrant reality. During holidays, find me on the trail. On weekdays, find me on a bus or bicycle. I have a passion for philosophy, and love to talk about the field's relationship with politics.