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 conveys and wrestles with the differing American meanings and deployments of the philosopher and political economist Adam Smith and his thought from the time of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine through the ascendance of Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Ron (and Rand) Paul. My research also relates the evolving "Smithian" discourse to the broader scene in which it nests itself, while straddling the narrative between the economic and the social, and between the intellectual and the cultural.

Adviser: Daniel H. Borus

Dissertation: "The Invincible Hand: Adam Smith and the Capitalist Imagination in American Life"

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

Contact Info

ljrubin@gmail.com

Lyle Rubin

Publications/Presentations:

Teaching Experience:

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

Honors:

  • 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