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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Liberal Arts


Fontaine 207



(845) 575-3000 ext. 2207

Dr. Lynn Eckert

Professor of Political Science


BA Gettysburg College
MA Temple University
PhD Syracuse University

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Constitutional Law, American Politics, Political Philosophy, First Amendment, Feminist Theory, Social Movements

Selected Publications


Free Speech Law and the Pornography Debate: A Gender-Based Approach to Regulating Inegalitarian Pornography, Lexington Press, 2020.

Justice Kennedy’s Gay Rights Legacy (Manuscript in progress).


“A Critique of the Content and Viewpoint Neutrality Principle in Free Speech Doctrine,” Law, Culture and the Humanities, Vol. 7 No. 2 (2011).

“Language Games: Regulating Adult Establishments and the Obfuscation of Gender,” Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, Vol. XV, No. 2, Spring 2006. 

“The Incoherence of the Zoning Approach to Regulating Pornography: Category Confusion and the Exclusion of Gender,” Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Vol. IV, No.3, Summer/Early Fall, 2003. 

Book Chapters

“Dog-Whistles, Coded Language and the Gun Range Debate” with Joanne Myers in Gun Violence and Gun Control: Critical Engagements, editors Annette Bailey, Thomas S. Harrison, and Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich (forthcoming, Demeter Press, 2021.)

“Crossing Lines: Mandy Carter and the Tradition of Black Feminist Activism in the Third Wave,”  with Dionne Bensonsmith, in Still Lifting, Still Climbing: Contemporary African-American Women’s Activism, Kimberly Springer (New York University Press, 1999).

Awards and Honors

Special Recognition Award for Teaching, 2007, Marist College.
Special Recognition Award for Scholarship, 2006, Marist College.