Andrew N. Rubin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was educated at Brown University from which he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University where he wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Edward Said. The co-editor of The Selected Works of Edward Said, 1966-2006 as well as a book on Theodor Adorno (Adorno: A Critical Reader), Rubin is the author of Archives of Authority: Culture, Empire and the Cold War. His writings on culture and politics have been widely published in magazines and journals such as The New Statesman, The Nation, and elsewhere. He is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, 2022-2023.