|Daniel Wayne Rinn||Curriculum Vitae|
- Instructional Design Associate, eCornell, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, 2022 — present.
- Program Manager, University of Rochester Humanities Center, Rochester NY, 2017 — present.
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Humanities & Social Change Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2020 — 2021.
- University of Rochester, PhD, History (2020)
- University of Oregon, M.A., History (2012)
- Oglethorpe University, B.A., History (2008)
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
- Nineteenth and Twentieth Century U.S. History, U.S. Intellectual and Environmental History, History of Science, Public Humanities
“Oral Environmental History and Community-Based Participatory Research: Studying Climate Change in Ladakh, India,” Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, Stewart Weaver, and Daniel Rinn, The Oral History Review 49, no. 1 (2022): 56–76.
“Deep Ecology in Humboldt County: Bill Devall and a Philosophy for Direct Action” in Left in the West, edited by Gioia Woods, Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018.
- “Liberty Hyde Bailey: Pragmatic Naturalism in the Garden,”Environment and History, 24, 1 (2018): 121-138.
- Essays and Digital Publications
“Michigan as Place, Nature, and Culture: The Philosophy of Liberty Hyde Bailey,” co-written with John Linstrom, in The Sower and the Seer: Perspectives on the Intellectual History of the American Midwest, edited by Jon Lauck, Andrew Seal, Paul Murphy, Gleaves Whitney, & Joseph Hogan, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2021.
- “Whither the Center of Ecocentrism?” Roundtable essay on The Ecocentrists by Keith Woodhouse, Society for US Intellectual History Blog, August 2020.
- “The newest threat to California’s redwoods isn’t what you’d think,” The Washington Post, April 2018.
- “Aldo Leopold and the History of Environmental Ideas,” The Blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas, February 2016.
- “The Civil War in Oregon: James O’Meara and Newspaper Suppression,” Oregon Digital Newspaper Program, February 2013.
- Robert Lifset, Power on the Hudson: Storm King Mountain and the Emergence of Modern American Environmentalism, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. In New York History Journal, 99, 2, (2018): 235-238.
- Darren Speece, Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. In Environment and History, 24, 4 (2018): 434-436.
- Randall Fuller, The Book that Changed America: how Darwin’s theory of evolution ignited a nation, New York: Viking, 2017. In Environment and Society, 8, 1 (2017): 225-227.
- Environmental Ethics and Policy, Northern Vermont University | NVU Online, Fall 2021.
- Video Games & the American Environmental Imagination, University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring 2021.
- Paranoia: From Descartes to Trump, University of Rochester Spring 2019 (replacement Instructor for latter half of the semester).
- Digital Methods in Oral and Environmental History, University of Rochester, Fall 2018.
- Darwin and Science in America, University of Rochester, Fall 2017.
- Rethinking Nature: Environmentalism in the 20th-Century United States, University of Rochester, Summer 2017.
- Teaching Assistant
- American Movies in Their Moment: The Golden Age, 1929-1945, University of Rochester, Spring 2017.
- World History III, University of Oregon, Spring 2012.
- History of Women in the U.S., University of Oregon, Winter 2012.
- Colonial America, University of Oregon, Fall 2011.
- Modern Warfare, University of Oregon, Spring 2011.
- Early Republic, University of Oregon, Winter 2011.
- Colonial America, University of Oregon, Fall 2010.
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
- Panels Organized
- “Environmental Activism on a Continuum: Wilderness, City, Place,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, New York, NY, November 2019.
- “Humboldt Currents: Northern California Culture and the Environment,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Riverside, CA, March 2018.
- “Beyond Taking Nature for Granted,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2017.
- “Nature, Culture, and Publics: Environmental Thought in the US,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, Washington D.C., October 2015.
- Papers Presented
- “What is a Waterway Anyway?” Public Lecture Series given in conjunction with the Museum Association of New York/Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit in New York. Cities included: Aurora, September 2019; Syracuse, October 2019; Kingston, January 2020; Albany, January 2020; East Hampton, July 2020.
- “Jeanne Robert Foster: Naturalism in the Wilderness and the City,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History, New York, NY, November 2019.
- “On the Coherence of American Environmental Thought; Or Why I Hate the Anthropocene,” Invited Speaker, Museum Association of New York/Smithsonian Water/Ways workshop, Troy, NY, December 2018.
- “Community-Engaged Research and Learning in Ladakh,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2018.
- “Deep Ecology in Humboldt County: Bill Devall and a philosophy for direct action,” American Society for U.S. Intellectual History, Chicago, IL, November 2018.
- “Redwoods and Reefer,” American Society for Environmental History, Riverside, CA, March 2018.
- “Rochester’s Environment: A Public Humanities Project,” Jesse L. Rosenberger Work-in-Progress Seminar, Humanities Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, April 2018.
- “A Politics for the Anthropocene? American Agrarianism and Environmental Ideas at the Turn of the Century,” Agricultural History Society 2017 Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, June 2017.
- “Pragmatic Naturalism in the Work of Liberty Hyde Bailey, Aldo Leopold, and Wendell Berry,” American Society for Environmental History, Chicago, IL, March 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.
- Fellowships & Awards
Public Outreach Project Award (with Stewart Weaver and Tatyana Bakhmetyeva), American Society for Environmental History, for Climate Witness: Voices of Ladakh, 2021
- Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2018—2019.
- Mellon Fellow in the Public Humanities, University of Rochester Humanities Center and Humanities New York, 2017 — 2018.
- Parker Memorial Prize, University of Rochester Department of History, 2016.
- Aida DiPace Fellowship, University of Rochester, Department of History, 2014 — present.
- Graduate Fellowship, University of Rochester, Department of History, 2014 — present.
- Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, Department of History, 2010 — 2012.
- Travel Grants
- American Society for Environmental History NSF-sponsored Travel Grant, 2017 & 2018.
- Graduate Student Association Travel Funding Award, University of Rochester, 2017.
- University Dean of Graduate Studies Travel Grant, University of Rochester, 2016.
- Research and Travel Funding, University of Rochester Department of History, 2015 & 2016.
- Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Travel Grant (2015)
PUBLIC HUMANITIES AND COMMUNITY-ENGAGED PROJECTS
- Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment of Community-Engaged Teaching Practices, Rochester Center for Community Leadership and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Rochester, May 2019 — September 2020.
- Consulting Scholar to the Museum Association of New York for Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Institution, Museum on Main Street Traveling Exhibition, August 2018 — July 2020.
- Research Assistant, “Social Vulnerability, Community Resilience and Disaster Recovery in Ladakh, India: A Model for Global Community Engaged Learning and Research,” University of Rochester Community-Engaged Learning/Research Project in Leh, Ladakh, Summer 2018.
- Experiencing Civic Life Program Manager, Humanities Center, University of Rochester, December 2017 — present.
- Producer and Co-creator, Trotsky & the Wild Orchids, US Intellectual History Podcast, November 2017 — present.
RELATED ACTIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
- Advisory Board Member, The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library (series), Cornell University Press, September 2019 — present.
- Writing Consultant, Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program, University of Rochester, September 2014 — 2020.
- Program Reviewer/Site Visitor, Humanities New York, Fall 2019.
- Reviewer, Action Grants, Humanities New York, Spring 2019.
- Reviewer, Public Humanities Fellowship Applications, University of Rochester Humanities Center, 2018.
- Judge, Social Sciences Division, University of Rochester Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest, 2014, 2015, and 2017.
You may view my CV as a PDF here.