Amber A. Díaz Pearson
Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke University
Box 90432
Durham, NC 27708


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I am a Research Scholar at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. I work on research and programming with the Religions and Public Life Initiative, the Kenan Graduate Fellows Program, and manage survey research, data analysis, and writing for the Education for Civic and Moral Responsibility project. I also manage the KIE Campus Grants Program and the Moral Purpose Award essay competition, and am responsible for educational program assessment at the Institute. I hold a B.S. in Political Science and a B.A. in Spanish from Arizona State University, and a A.M. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.

My research interests include international ethics, refugee and migration policy, religion and politics, public opinion, experimental, qualitative, and multimethod research tools, and moral decision-making among college students. Current research includes the Education for Civic and Moral Responsibility project and co-leading a research group on Race, Religion, and Politics. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Rights at KIE where I taught refugee policy and practice for DukeImmerse: Uprooted/Rerouted and De-Constructing/Re-Constructing the Refugee Experience, and served as the DukeImmerse Field Director in Nepal.