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Amy Gutmann

University President

Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, Education, and Communication


Ph.D. Harvard

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Education 

Amy Gutmann's research addresses religious freedom, equal opportunity, race and affirmative action, education, democracy, multiculturalism, and ethics and public affairs. Her most recent book, “Identity in Democracy” (2003), analyzes the relationship between our constitutional democracy and those parts of our individual identities that are based on characteristics such as gender, race, religion, sexuality, and social ideology.