Dr. Andy Koch

Dr. Andy Koch joined the Department of Government and Justice Studies in 1995. He earned a Ph.D.  and a M.A. inPolitical Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Koch's latest book is Materialism and Social Inquiry in the Continental Tradition in Philosophy(2017). He has also authored Medieval America: Cultural Influences of Christianity in the Law and Public Policy (2012),  Democracy and Domination: Technologies of Integration and the Rise of Collective Power  (2009), Poststructuralism and the Politics of Method (2007), Romance and Reason: Ontological and Social Sources of Alienation  (2006) and Knowledge and Social Construction (2005).

Areas of Expertise & Interest:

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy 
  • Poststructuralism
  • Anarchism
  • Political Culture
  • Epistemology


  • PhD in Political Science (1986), University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Master of Arts in Political Science (1980), University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Arts (1975), New York University

Courses Taught:

  • Political Ideologies
  • Anarchism
  • Political Theory from the 17th Century to the Present
  • Marxism
  • Art, Culture, and Politics
  • American Political Thought
Title: Professor of Political Science
Department: kocham@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me


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