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Daniel Wayne Rinn


  •  EDUCATION
    • University of Rochester — Ph.D. Candidate, Historyleaf4
      • Advisor: Robert Westbrook
    • University of Oregon — M.A., History (2012)
      • Advisor: Ellen Herman
    • Oglethorpe University — B.A., History (2008)

  • RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
    • 19th century U.S. history
    • 20th century U.S. history
    • U.S. intellectual history
    • Pragmatism
    • History of science
    • History of nature and American environmentalism

  • AWARDS
    • Fellowships
      • Public Humanities Fellowship, University of Rochester Humanities Center and Humanities New York (2017-2018)
      • Aida DiPace Fellowship, University of Rochester History Department (2014 – present)
      • Graduate Fellowship, University of Rochester History Department (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)
      • 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 History Department (2016)
      • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Travel Grant (2015)
      • Research and Travel Funding, University of Rochester History Department (2015)
    • Honors
      • Parker Memorial Prize, University of Rochester History Department (2016)
      • Leo Balancio Award, Oglethorpe University (2008)

  • PUBLICATIONS
    • Peer-Reviewed Chapters
      • “Deep Ecology in Humboldt County: Bill Devall and a Philosophy for Direct Action” Left in the West (under review with the University of Nevada Press).
    • Peer-Reviewed Articles
      • “Liberty Hyde Bailey: Pragmatic Naturalism in the Garden,” Environment and History  (forthcoming February 2018).
    • Digital and Miscellaneous Publications
    • Reviews
      • Darren Speece, Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016) Environment and History (forthcoming)
      • Randall Fuller, The Book that Changed America: how Darwin’s theory of evolution ignited a nation (New York: Viking, 2017). Environment and Society. 8, 1: 225-227.
    • In Progress
      • “Michigan as Place, Nature, and Culture: The Philosophy of Liberty Hyde Bailey” for inclusion in Mapping Midwestern Minds: Essays on the Intellectual History of the American Midwest (Wisconsin Historical Society Press)

  • CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
    • Panels Organized
      • “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)
    • Presentations
      • “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)

  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    • HIS 190: Darwin and Science in America, Instructor, University of Rochester (Fall 2017)
    • HIS 194: Rethinking Nature: Environmentalism in the 20th-Century United States, Instructor, University of Rochester (Summer 2017)
    • HIS 277/FMS 245A: American Movies in Their Moment: The Golden Age, 1929-1945, Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester (Spring 2017)
    • 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)

  • PUBLIC HUMANITIES
    • “Rochester and the Environment: Where do we go from here?” Public Humanities Project funded by Humanities New York (2017-2018)
    • Humanities Center, University of Rochester: Graduate Student Liaison (September 2015 — present)
    • Humanities Center, University of Rochester: Assistant to the Interim Director (September 2015 – June 2016)
    • Seward Family Digital Archive: Transcription and Research Specialist (June – September 2015)
    • Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP): Historical Newspaper Essayist, University of Oregon (October 2012 – May 2013)

  • RELATED ACTIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
    • Graduate Student Association, University of Rochester, Reviewer, Travel Grant Applications, (2017)
    • Social Sciences Division, Judge, University of Rochester Undergraduate Writing Contest, (2017)
    • The Nature Conservancy, Central and Western New York Office, Volunteer (August 2016 — present)
    • Social Sciences Division, Judge, University of Rochester Undergraduate Writing Contest, (2016)
    • Social Sciences Division, Judge, University of Rochester Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest, (2015)
    • Graduate Student Association, University of Rochester, Reviewer, Travel Grant Applications, (2015)
    • Social Sciences Division, Judge, University of Rochester Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest (2014)
    • Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program, University of Rochester: Writing Consultant (September 2014 – present)

  • Affiliations
    • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophyleaf2
    • Society for U.S. Intellectual History