Sister Amy L. Cavender, CSC

Faculty Profiles

Sister Amy L. Cavender, CSC

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Political Science
263 Spes Unica

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Education 

PhD, University of Notre Dame
MA, University of Notre Dame
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College
 

Research Interests 

  • Digital Humanities
  • Political Implications of the Digital
  • Religious Pluralism and Politics
  • Liberalism and Religion
  • Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue

Courses Recently Taught 

  • POSC 151W: Political issues
  • POSC 204: Political thought
  • POSC 301: The quest for human rights
  • POSC 341: Politics and religion

Professional Experience 

  • Non-degree student, MA program in Digital Humanities, August 2012-May 2013.
  • Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre Jinja, Jinja, Uganda. Visiting Lecturer in Social Science and Philosophy. January 2003 — May 2004.
  • Campus Minister, Holy Cross Lake View Senior Secondary School, Wanyange, Jinja, Uganda. Co-directed the religious education program, coordinated readers for Sunday liturgies, and edited the Campus Ministry newsletter. November 2002 — December 2003.
  • Mathematics teacher, Holy Cross Lake View Senior Secondary School, Wanyange, Jinja, Uganda. February — May 2003.
  • Intern, Jubilee USA Network, Washington, D.C. Researched the impact of World Bank and IMF policies on developing countries. January — February 2002.

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • “Cultivating the Common Good.” Paper presented at the 10th annual fall Conference of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture (“The Summons of Freedom”), Notre Dame, IN, November 12-14, 2009.
  • “Lessons of the Joint Declaration for the Conduct of Public Political Dialogue.” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2-5, 2009.
  • “Dialogue Across Traditions: Lessons from ECT and the Joint Declaration.” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 3-6, 2008.
  • Blogs at ProfHacker, a group blog on teaching, tech, and productivity hosted at the Chronicle of Higher Education

Professional Memberships 

American Political Science Association
Association for Computers and the Humanities
Christians in Political Science