CV

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
    • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century U.S. History
    • U.S. Intellectual History
    • History of Science
    • History of Environment 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, 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, 2018.
      • 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 Department of History, 2016.
      • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Travel Grant (2015)
      • Research and Travel Funding, University of Rochester, Department of History, 2015.
    • Honors
      • Parker Memorial Prize, University of Rochester Department of History, 2016.
      • Leo Balancio Award, Oglethorpe University, 2008.

 

  • PUBLICATIONS
    • Peer-Reviewed Articles
      • “Liberty Hyde Bailey: Pragmatic Naturalism in the Garden,”Environment and History, 24, 1 (2018): 121-138. Link here.
    • Peer-Reviewed Chapters
      • “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, forthcoming 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. In Environment and History, forthcoming.
      • 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: 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
      • “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.
    • Presentations
      • “Rochester’s Environment: A Public Humanities Project,” Jesse L. Rosenberger Work-in-Progress Seminar, Humanities Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, April 2018.
      • “Redwoods and Reefer: The Deep Ecology of Humboldt County,” American Society for Environmental History, Riverside, CA, March 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.

  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    • Instructor, HIS 190: Darwin and Science in America, University of Rochester, Fall 2017.
    • Instructor, HIS 194: Rethinking Nature: Environmentalism in the 20th-Century United States, University of Rochester, Summer 2017.
    • Teaching Assistant, HIS 277/FMS 245A: American Movies in Their Moment: The Golden Age, 1929-1945, University of Rochester, Spring 2017.
    • Discussion Section Instructor, HIS 106: World History III, University of Oregon, Spring 2012.
    • Grading Assistant, HIS 309: History of Women in the U.S., University of Oregon, Winter 2012.
    • Discussion Section Instructor, HIS 201: Colonial America, University of Oregon, Fall 2011.
    • Grading Assistant, HIS 241: Modern Warfare, University of Oregon, Spring 2011.
    • Discussion Section Instructor, HIS 202: Early Republic, University of Oregon, Winter 2011.
    • Discussion Section Instructor, HIS 201: Colonial America, University of Oregon, Fall 2010.

  • PUBLIC HUMANITIES AND COMMUNITY-ENGAGED PROJECTS
    • 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. 
    • East High 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.
    • Creator, “Rochester and the Environment: Where do we go from here?” Public Humanities Project and Podcast Series, 2017 — present (in development).

  • RELATED ACTIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
    • Reviewer, Public Humanities Fellowship Applications, University of Rochester Humanities Center, 2018.
    • Reviewer, Travel Grant Applications, Graduate Student Association, University of Rochester,  2017.
    • Judge, Social Sciences Division, University of Rochester Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest, 2017.
    • Volunteer, The Nature Conservancy, Central and Western New York Office, August 2016 — present.
    • Assistant to the Interim Director, Humanities Center, University of Rochester, September 2015 — June 2016.
    • Graduate Student Liaison, Humanities Center, University of Rochester, September 2015 — present.
    • Judge, Social Sciences Division, University of Rochester Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest, 2015.
    • Transcription and Research Specialist, Seward Family Digital Archive, University of Rochester, June — September 2015.
    • Reviewer, Travel Grant Applications, Graduate Student Association, University of Rochester, 2015.
    • Judge, Social Sciences Division, University of Rochester Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest, 2014.
    • Writing Consultant, Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program, University of Rochester, September 2014 — present.
    • Historical Newspaper Essayist, Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP), University of Oregon, October 2012 — May 2013.

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

 

 

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