Profile

Diane Rubenstein is a professor of Government and American Studies at Cornell University. She is also in the French Studies program there.

Professor Rubenstein’s research and teaching addresses the critical interaction between continental theory (primarily French, German, and Italian) and contemporary manifestations of ideology in Franco-American political culture. Her research focus is political rhetoric and she has investigated the media disclosure of the covert operation in France (Rainbow Warrior -- Greenpeace) and American (Iran--Contra), which have been published in anthologies.

Publications

Diane Rubenstein is the author of three books:

  • What’s Left? The Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Right, University of Wisconsin Press, 1990

  • This Is Not a President: Sense, Nonsense, and the American Political Imaginary, New York University Press, 2008

  • Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism, Routledge, NY; 2015; Co-Editor with R. Oprisko


Recent publications include:

  • Trop de Justice: Race, U.S. Constitutional Law and the Administration of Death, Parallax, 2016, 22:1, 2-21.

  • “Obama and the (Raced) Presidential Imaginary,” Film and the American Presidency, Jeff Menne and Christian B. Long, editors, Routledge, 2015, 211-233.

  • “Michael Weinstein’s Posthumous Thought For Our Times: An Introduction”, Oprisko and Rubenstein, Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism,  Routledge, NY 2015; pp. 1-12.

  • “Michael Weinstein and Félix Guattari: “A militancy of ‘vivacious despair,’” Oprisko and Rubenstein, Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism, Routledge, NY 2015: pp. 175-190.

  • “Pierre Bourdieu” The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell 2014. Published Online : 15 SEP 2014, DOI: 10.1002/9781118474396.wbept0105

  • “Jacques Derrida” The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell 2014. Published Online : 15 SEP 2014, DOI: 10.1002/9781118474396.wbept0261