Amber Tierney

Amber Tierney

Amber Tierney earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine. She is currently an assistant professor at Hartwick College. Her research interests include social movements/social justice, media/technology, immigration, race/ethnicity, public sociology, and indigenous studies (

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Reflections on Youth Efficacy in the Twist Fate Challenge

Monday, October 16, 2017

I think the Twist Fate Challenge is AMAZING….It gives young writers a chance to expand their imaginations. (Simone)*  Sometimes the only thing separating a hero from a villain is a curious twist of fate. An unexpected turn of events — a chance encounter, a hasty decision, an unexpected detour, a best intention — can spark a chain reaction that upends our expectations of familiar fantasy tropes and storylines. In Spring of 2016, young writers and artists were invited to conceptualize their own hypothetical hero/villain twist of fate in the “Twist Fate Challenge.” Together with DeviantArt (DA)