Bruce Robbins

Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities

Columbia University

Bruce Robbins works mainly in the areas of nineteenth and twentieth century fiction, literary and cultural theory, and postcolonial studies. He is the author of Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999), The Servant's Hand: English Fiction from Below (1986; 1993) and Secular Vocations: Intellectuals, Professionalism, Culture (1993). He has edited Intellectuals: Aesthetics, Politics, Academics (1990) and The Phantom Public Sphere (1993) and co-edited Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation (1998). He was co-editor of the journal Social Text from 1991 to 2000. He has a book coming out from Princeton University Press on upward mobility stories and is working on another about cosmopolitan fiction.