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Jeffrey Rubin

Boston University

Jeffrey Rubin is Associate Professor of History and a Research Associate at the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) at Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. Rubin’s work is ethnographic, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and transnational. He is co-editor of Enduring Reform:  Progressive Activism and Private Sector Responses in Latin America’s Democracies (Pittsburgh 2015), a project that brought together teams of Latin America- and U.S.-based researchers to study the responses of businesspeople to progressive reform initiatives in five Latin American cities.; Lived Religion and Lived Citizenship in Latin America’s Zones of Crisis, (a Special Issue of The Latin American Research Review, 2014), which grew out of a series of four international conferences involving social movement scholars and scholars of religionand Beyond Civil Society:  Social Movements, Civic Participation, and Democratic Contestation (Duke, forthcoming 2016), the result of a hemisphere-wide collaboration among social movement scholars that compares disruptive activism “in the streets” with engagement in the participatory institutions developed by Latin America’s leftist governments.