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Amy Sentementes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science
Political Science, International Studies & Sociology Department, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Amy Sentementes is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches courses in American politics and political psychology. In her classes, Dr. Sentementes explores how individual characteristics shape public attitudes and voting behavior.

Combining her passion for all things food with her professional training in political science, Dr. Sentementes also teaches a Food Politics course and conducts research on how food can perpetuate existing group stereotypes and in turn, influence intergroup relations and individual identities. Her current work evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity in the United States, especially on perceptions of individuals who require food assistance.

Dr. Sentementes primarily relies on survey research methods to explore her topics of interest, and she teaches students these skills in her courses. Specifically, in her Public Opinion course, students develop a research question, create their own original survey instrument, and analyze data they collect after fielding the survey. Dr. Sentementes is quite passionate about working with students and involving them in the research process every step of the way.


Ph.D., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.S., Political Science, Texas Christian University