C.V.

Daniel Wayne RinnCurriculum Vitae

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Humanities & Social Change Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2020 —  .

EDUCATION

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS

  • Refereed
    • Book chapter: “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. Link here.
    • Article: “Liberty Hyde Bailey: Pragmatic Naturalism in the Garden,”Environment and History, 24, 1 (2018): 121-138. Link here.
  • Digital and Miscellaneous Publications
  • Reviews
    • 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.
  • In Progress
    • “Climate Witness: Oral History and Community-Based Research in Ladakh, India,” Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, Stewart Weaver, and Daniel Rinn, The Oral History Review (under review).
    • “Michigan as Place, Nature, and Culture: The Philosophy of Liberty Hyde Bailey,” co-written with John Linstrom for inclusion in Mapping Midwestern Minds: Essays on the Intellectual History of the American Midwest, Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor
    • Paranoia: From Descartes to Trump, 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.
    • Instructor, 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.

AWARDS

  • Fellowships
    • 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.
    • 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)
  • Honors
    • Parker Memorial Prize, University of Rochester Department of History, 2016.
    • Leo Balancio Award, Oglethorpe University, 2008.

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 — present.
  • 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.
  • Reviewer, Public Humanities Fellowship Applications, University of Rochester Humanities Center, 2018.
  • Assistant to the Interim Director, Humanities Center, University of Rochester, September 2015 — June 2016.
  • Graduate Student Liaison, Humanities Center, University of Rochester, September 2015 — June 2016.
  • 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 and 2017.
  • Judge, Social Sciences Division, University of Rochester Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest, 2014, 2015, and 2017.
  • 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.
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