Andrew N. Rubin is a Scholar in Residence in English and Comparative Literature at Georgetown University, where he has taught as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. He has written several books, most recently Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War, published by Princeton University Press in 2012. He is the co-editor with Moustafa Bayoumi of The Edward Said Reader, and he has written and lectured widely on Edward Said’s writings. Part of his endeavor to understand the importance of Theodor W. Adorno to Said’s activity as an intellectual, Rubin has co-edited Adorno: A Critical Reader and written on that subject for journals including The South Atlantic Quarterly.
His wider writings have been published in the magazines and newspapers including The New Statesman, The Nation, Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, The Journal of Palestine Studies, Arab Studies Quarterly, and Al-Ahram. Rubin’s current manuscript is entitled Exiled in America: José Marti, Hannah Arendt, C. L. R. James, and Edward Said. He lives in Washington, DC.