Welcome to Dr. Michael Rubin, Assistant Research Professor


We are delighted to welcome a new member to our human rights community, Dr. Michael Rubin. Michael was recently hired in a joint position between the Human Rights Institute and Schools of Engineering and Business, with substantive support from the Office of the Vice President for Research. His primary “home” is HRI. We look forward to welcoming him to campus in person sometime in autumn.

Michael’s research investigates armed conflict processes and political violence, informing practical solutions to reduce the suffering they generate. His work draws upon methods for quantitative data analysis and fieldwork in conflict-affected regions, most recently in the Philippines. Michael’s research has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Studies Quarterly and has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Earth Institute, and Center for Israel Education. For more information, please visit Michael’s personal website: http://www.michaelarubin.com/.

Michael earned a PhD (2018) in political science at Columbia University, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Prior to coming to UConn, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), University of California San Diego.