Loyola University Maryland

Department of Political Science

Dr. Moira Lynch

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: Humanities 250N
Phone: 410-617-2544
Email: mklynch@loyola.edu


  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Political Science
  • M.A. University of Minnesota, Political Science
  • B.A.  Miami University of Ohio, Political Science and Women’s Studies


Transitional justice, human rights, norms and institutions, democracy and democratization, civil war, international law, feminist international relations theory


Lynch, Moira. “Transitional Justice Methods, Processes and Practices: Purges,” in The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press (2013).

Lynch, Moira. Review of Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger (eds.), Prosecuting Heads of State. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Law and Politics Book Review 20(7): 287-291 (2010).


  • PS 365 International Politics (Fall 2012)
  • PS 350 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Spring 2013)
  • PS 360 Transitional Justice (Spring 2013)

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2010-2011            
  • Scholarly Travel Grant, University of Minnesota, Fall 2010/Spring 2012    
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Summer 2010
  • Visiting Scholar, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Gipuzkoa, Spain, Summer 2010
  • Best Graduate Student Paper Award, International Studies Association-West Conference, San Francisco, California, 2009
  • Transitional Justice Institute Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota Law School/University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, Summer 2009
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Association Fellowship, Arabic Study, University of Minnesota. Summer 2007
  • Wimmer Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Summers 2007 – 2009, 2011