Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Amy Linch

Amy Linch

Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies

316 Pond Lab


Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2009
Amy Linch


Professor Linch’s research interests in Political Theory include early modern political thought, German idealism, Marxist and post-Marxist political thought, feminism and environmental political theory. She is particularly interested in religious toleration and the role of religious intolerance in early modern state consolidation. She has authored and edited several works on democratization in postcommunist societies, including The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest 1500-Present (2009) and Justice, Hegemony and Social Movements: Views from East/Central Europe and Eurasia, forthcoming with NYU Press (2012).