Amy Gais is a political theorist and a Mellon fellow at the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research and teaching interests lie in history of political thought, early modern political thought, and religion and politics. In particular, her current book project, Bound by Belief: Rethinking Liberty of Conscience in Early Modern Political Thought, focuses on early modern theories of toleration and liberty of conscience. Recently, she received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, where she was the recipient of the Robert C. Wood Prize. Previously, she earned an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University. Her email is email@example.com.