Andrew N Rubin


Scholar in Residence
Scholar in Residence in English and Comparative Literature


(On sabbatical)


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Professor Andrew N. Rubin is the author of Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture and the Cold War for which he was recently awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He is the co-editor of Adorno: A Critical Reader, and with Moustafa Bayoumi, he is the co-editor of The Edward Said Reader. His work has appeared in journals Alif: A Journal of Comparative Poetics, Comparative Literary Studies, The South Atlantic Quarterly, and in magazines including The New Statesman and The Nation. At present, he is a Lannan Fellow and Scholar-in-Residence in English and Comparative Literature at Georgetown University, where he is completing a manuscript entitled Exiled in America: Hannah Arendt and Edward W. Said in Counterpoint.

His research interests and expertise include Modernism, 20th century Anglophone Literature, Critical Theory, and Postcolonial Studies. He has written extensively on the work of George Orwell, Edward W. Said, and Theodor W. Adorno, among others.


  • Ph.D. (2002) Columbia University, English and comparative literature
  • M.Phil. (1999) Columbia University, English literature and comparative literature
  • M.A. (1996) Columbia University, English and comparative literature
  • M.A. (1993) University of Sussex, England, English literature
  • A. B. (1992) Brown University, Literature and Society


  • French (speak, read, write)
  • German (read)
  • Spanish (speak, read, write)