Amy Heath-Carpentier, PhD, is the Academic Coordinator for Global Studies, organizing the program’s academic affairs and supporting the grant and research programs. An award-winning educator, her courses cover topics such as gender and queer analysis in international affairs and development, Irish studies, nationalisms, conflict, and methodology and research design.
Dr. Heath-Carpentier is the Founder and Emeritus Leader of the Government, Policy, and Social Impact (GPS) Career Community, a 900 student and 1080 alumni strong WashU community offering career exploration and education, internship and job search strategies, and networking opportunities for students and alumni through the Center for Career Engagement. Alongside her colleague and GPS leader Susan Craig, she hosts the GPP Podcast: Career Coaching for Budding Advocates, Politicos, Policy Wonks & Social Entrepreneurs.
A sociologist of religion, Dr. Heath-Carpentier researches how religion and local feminisms comingle with anticolonial movements, particularly in Ireland and Northern Ireland. She is interested in how women negotiate their participation in and experience of war through institutional or extra-institutional religious experience.