Amy Kapit

Posted June 8, 2023

Amy is a Senior Program Officer for Advocacy, where she leads work on the Free to Think report series and the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, tracking attacks on higher education communities. Prior to joining SAR, Amy was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College. Her research experience includes a study with the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund examining the repression of university student activism; a role as Research Director at the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack; and as Research Director of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects of Community-Based Education in Afghanistan, a study by Professors Dana Burde and Cyrus Samii at NYU and Joel Middleton at the University of California, Berkeley, examining the impact of a community-based education program in Afghanistan. Amy holds a PhD in International Education from New York University and a BA in Religion and Peace & Conflict Studies from Swarthmore College. More broadly, her research focuses on themes of humanitarian aid, the relationship between education, violence, and conflict, violations of human rights and academic freedom, and the role of indicators in global governance and knowledge production.

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