Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Nongovernmental Organization Studies Program
Rhode Island College


Areas of Expertise
Civil Society, Comparative Politics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Affairs, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law, International Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, UN Human Rights System, United Nations, Violence Against Children, Women’s Rights

Region of Focus

Europe, North America

PhD in Political Science; Major fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics; Minor field: Human Rights; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

MA in International Relations; University of Delaware.

BA in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Certificate in Women’s Studies; Indiana University-Bloomington.

Teaching interests and experience: Global Politics, International Law and Organization, Human Rights, Comparative Social Movements, International Nongovernmental Organizations, International Nongovernmental Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship, First-year seminar: Human Rights: From Palestine to the Patriot Act, Political Activism and Social Justice.

Recent Publications
Linde, Robyn. The Globalization of Childhood: The International Diffusion of Norms and Law against the Child Death Penalty, Oxford University Press, August 2016.

Linde, Robyn and Mikaila Muriel Lemonik Arthur. “Teaching Progress: A critique of the grand narrative of human rights as pedagogy for marginalized students,” Radical Teacher, vol. 103 (2015).

Linde, Robyn. “The Globalization of Childhood: The international diffusion of norms and law against the child death penalty,” European Journal of International Relations, 20, no. 2 (2014), 544-568.