University of Rochester

Lyle Jeremy Rubin

PhD Candidate, ABD

Field: American History

Major Fields: American History

Minor Fields: US Intellectual History, Modernity and Modernism (Transnational)

Research Interests: My dissertation exposes the persistence of a market socialist tendency in the United States, one that has embedded itself within a predominantly liberal discourse. It covers an array of characters, including the revolutionary Thomas Paine, radical Jacksonians like William Leggett and Mike Walsh, the 20th-century economist Lincoln Abrams Harris, and the great theorist of the city, Jane Jacobs.

Adviser: Daniel H. Borus

Dissertation: "Adam Smith's Left Hand: Tracing a Liberal Socialist Tradition in America"

MA, University of Rochester, 2013
BA, Emory University, 2005

Contact Info

Lyle Rubin


Teaching Experience:

  • History 191: Vietnam: The American War, Co-Instructor, University of Rochester, Spring 2016
  • History 202: Health, Medicine, and Social Reform, Teaching Assistant for Dr. Theodore Brown, University of Rochester, Spring 2015
  • History 225: The First World War: A Centennial History, Teaching Assistant/ Section Leader for Dr. Stewart Weaver, University of Rochester, Fall 2014


  • 2016 Meyers Graduate Teaching Award, which is given to “the graduate who has demonstrated excellence in teaching”
  • 2015 Donald Marks “Dexter Perkins” Prize, which is given “to perpetuate the name of Dexter Perkins and is to encourage and assist a worthy student who is majoring in history in his/her cultural  and intellectual development”
  • Folger Shakespeare Library, Grant-in-Aid for “Debating Capitalism: Early Modern Political Economies” seminar, 2015