Loyola University Maryland

Department of Political Science

Dr. Moira Lynch

Associate Professor of Political ScienceDr. Moira Lynch

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, Interdisciplinary Studies


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


  • Lynch, Moira. “Localizing Gender Equality After Conflict," Peace Review. Forthcoming, March (2019).
  • Lynch, Moira. 2018. Human Rights Prosecutions in Democracies at War, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Lynch, Moira. 2015. “A Theory of Human Rights Accountability and Emergency Law: Bringing in Historical Institutionalism,” The Journal of Human Rights 14(4): 504-524.
  • Lynch, Moira and Bridget Marchesi. 2015. “The Adoption and Impact of Transitional Justice,” in Post-Communist Transitional Justice: Lessons from 25 Years of Experience, Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lynch, Moira. 2013. “Transitional Justice Methods, Processes and Practices: Purges,” in The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lynch, Moira. Review of Ellen L. Lutz and Caitlin Reiger (eds.). 2010. Prosecuting Heads of State. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Law and Politics Book Review 20(7): 287-291.


  • PS 350 Comparative Politics
  • PS 352 Gender, Human Rights, and Conflict
  • PS 360 Transitional Justice
  • PS 365 International Politics
  • PS 101 Politics
  • PS 101 Honors Politics
  • PS 101 Messina: The Good Life? The Politics of Power, War and Peace

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

  • Peace and Justice Studies Course Development Grant, 2016
  • Summer Research Grant, Loyola University Maryland, 2015
  • Summer Research Grant, Loyola University Maryland, 2013
  • 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
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