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Corey Robin
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: BA Princeton, PhD Yale
Research Interests: modern political and economic thought; conservatism/counterrevolution
Professor Robin is the author of Fear: The History of a Political Idea (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin. He has published on a wide range of modern political theorists—including Hobbes, Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Arendt, and Hayek—and topics: from the workplace as a regime of governmentality to the idea of national security, from liberalism and libertarianism to the politics of despotism and practice of free speech. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Social Research, Theory & Event, the London Review of Books, Harper’s, Jacobin, and The Nation. His writings have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Greek, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, and Romanian. Robin has received many grants and awards, including the Best First Book in Political Theory Award from the American Political Science Association, and fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and Princeton University’s Center for Human Values. He is currently writing a book on the political theory of capitalism, a counter-history of the free market that looks at, among other figures, Burke and Smith, slaveholders in the Old South, theorists of fascism, and contemporary exponents of neoliberalism. Robin is an active blogger, both at his eponymous blog and at Crooked Timber.