Paul Linden-Retek received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2018 with departmental and university distinction and holds previous degrees from Harvard University (A.B. in Social Studies) and Yale Law School (J.D.). Paul’s research and teaching interests are in contemporary political and legal theory, in particular the political philosophy of European integration, global constitutionalism, and law and the humanities. His dissertation develops a theory of post-national constitutional law, sovereignty, and solidarity that draws on conceptions of identity and time from across Anglo-American legal theory, Continental political and ethical thought, and European jurisprudence.
At Yale College, Paul has taught on the politics and theory of human rights, law and globalization, public international law, and the moral foundations of politics. He sits on the Advisory Committee of Yale’s Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights Studies. Paul has served previously as a legal adviser in the Human Rights Section, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic; the Legal Unit, International Civilian Office/EU Special Representative, Kosovo; and the EU Department, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.
His academic work has been published in Global Constitutionalism, the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy, and the Yale Journal of International Law, and his public writing has appeared in the Boston Review, openDemocracy, and Social Europe. Paul is currently at work on his first book, entitled, The time of law: Europe’s crisis and the future of post-national constitutionalism.