Margaret Mead could've been talking about Amrita Chakrabarti Myers when she said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."
Originally from Canada, Amrita got her start in banking before heading to Rutgers University to study the black female experience. After earning a doctorate in African American and Women's History, the budding historian landed in the last place she ever expected—Bloomington, Indiana. As it turns out, Bloomington has been an ideal place for Amrita both on and off campus. She's both the Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Indiana University and a noted advocate for social justice.