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Daniel Rinn

Track: PhD
Adviser: Robert Westbrook

Major Fields: Late 19th and 20th Century American History
Minor Fields: U.S. Intellectual History, History of Nature and Wilderness

drinn@ur.rochester.edu

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Curriculum Vitae


Field

American History

Research Interests

Pragmatism, American environmental and political thought, US environmental history

Education

MA, American History, Thesis: "John Dewey, the New Left, and the Politics of Contingency and Pluralism," University of Oregon, 2012
BA, History, Oglethorpe University, 2008

Selected Publications

Presentations

  • "Pragmatic Naturalism in the Work of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Aldo Leopold, and Wendell Berry," American Society for Environmental History, Chicago, IL (April 2017)
  • "Liberty Hyde Bailey: Radical Democracy and the Environment," Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (October 2015)
  • "Darwin, Dewey, and Pragmatic Naturalism," Summer Institute in American Philosophy, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland (June 2015)
  • "Liberty Hyde Bailey and Pragmatic Naturalism," Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, 42nd Annual Meeting, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI (March 2015)
  • "Aldo Leopold and American Environmental Philosophy," Graduate History Symposium, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (February 2015)
  • "John Dewey, the New Left, and the Politics of Contingency and Pluralism," Summer Institute in American Philosophy, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (July 2011)

Teaching

  • Courses Offered Fall 2017: HIS 190: Darwin and Science in America
  • Courses Offered Summer 2017: HIS 194 Rethinking Nature--Environmentalism in the 20th-Century United States(May 22nd-June 16th)
  • HIS 106: World History III, Discussion Section Instructor, University of Oregon (Spring 2012)
  • HIS 309: History of Women in the U.S., Grading Assistant, University of Oregon (Winter 2012)
  • HIS 201: Colonial America, Discussion Section Instructor, University of Oregon (Fall 2011)
  • HIS 241: Modern Warfare, Grading Assistant, University of Oregon, (Spring 2011)
  • HIS 202: Early Republic, Discussion Section Instructor, University of Oregon (Winter 2011)
  • HIS 201: Colonial America, Discussion Section Instructor, University of Oregon (Fall 2010)

Honors

  • Public Humanities Fellowship, University of Rochester Humanities Center and Humanities New York, 2017-2018.
  • Parker Memorial Prize, University of Rochester History Department, 2016.
  • Aida DiPace Fellowship, University of Rochester History Department, 2014 - present.