Professor of History and Associate Dean (for International Programs) of the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his PhD in European History from Yale University in 1974. During his 34 years at Suffolk, he has designed and directed the Archer Fellows Program, the all-College honors program; played central roles in initiating and administering the University’s four principal undergraduate study-abroad programs in Madrid, Chongqing, Dakar, and Prague; and authored four books, numerous pamphlets, and a number of articles on European and American intellectual history. Dr Robbins has been a Danforth Fellow, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and a recipient of Fulbright Scholarships to University College, London, and Charles University, Prague. He served as the initial academic director of Suffolk University’s campus in Dakar, Senegal; has been since 1989 the president of the international education organization InterFuture (Intercultural Studies for the Future); and currently holds appointments as associate professor of American Studies in the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Charles University and as editor of Parallax: Journal of International Perspectives, published by the Center for International Education, Suffolk University. His research areas include 18th-19th century European cultural/intellectual history (history and literature), the American Renaissance (in particular, Emerson), Czechoslovakia and East Central Europe, history of education, and history of voluntary association.
David Robbins welcomes thesis proposals in the following areas:
BA, MA, PhD: Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and other American Renaissance/ Transcendentalist figures and topics; African American literature and culture; Emerson and Pragmatism; Emerson and Nietzsche.