Rachel Rubinstein, associate professor of American literature and Jewish studies, received her B.A. in English from Yale University and her Ph.D. from the Department of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University.
Professor Rubinstein's teaching and research interests range across American literature and culture, with a particular focus on ethnicity and immigration, as well as Jewish and Yiddish literatures.
She serves on the editorial board of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History and co-edited Arguing the Modern Jewish Canon: Essays on Literature and Culture in Honor of Ruth R. Wisse (Harvard U Press, 2008). Her work has appeared in American Quarterlyand Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, and she is the author of Members of the Tribe: Native America in the Jewish Imagination (Wayne State University Press, 2010).
Rachel Rubinstein is currently the dean of academic support and advising.
Professor Rubinstein will be on sabbatical leave for academic year 2013-2014.
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0238: Myths of America (Spring 2013)
HACU-0227: Beyond the Melting Pot (Spring 2012)
HACU-0110: Elementary Yiddish: Language and Culture (January 2012)
Yiddish Literature and Culture (Spring 2011)