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Jennifer Cyd Rubenstein

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
S391 Gibson Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Political Science
Biography

Jennifer Rubenstein is an associate professor of politics at the University of Virginia specializing in political theory. Her interests include the political role and ethical responsibilities of non-governmental organizations; global justice; non-ideal theory; democratic theory (especially theories of non-electoral representation and advocacy that attend to global inequalities); theories of office, and the role of imagination and experience in politics. She has published or forthcoming articles in Journal of Politics, Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Social Philosophy, and the British Journal of Political Science, as well as chapters in several edited volumes. She is currently finishing a book manuscript about the political ethics of international non-governmental humanitarian organizations, entitled Between Samaritans and States: the Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs. Before coming to UVa she was the Cotsen-Link post-doctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows at Princeton University. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago.

PLPT 4500: Special Topics in Political Theory
Credits: 3
Investigates a special problem of political theory such as political corruption, religion and politics, science and politics, or the nature of justice. Prerequisite: One course in PLPT or instructor permission.
PLAD 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Readings and writings from various disciplines relating to Political Science.
PLAP 5993: Selected Problems in American Politics
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under faculty supervision, for students who are preparing for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PLIR 5993: Selected Problems in International Relations
Credits: 1–3
Independent study, under faculty supervision, for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PLPT 5993: Selected Problems in Theory and Method
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under faculty supervision, for students who are preparing for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PLPT 7000: Introduction to Political Theory
Credits: 3
Introduces the themes, methods, and development of political theory from classical antiquity to the present.
PLPT 7500: Special Topics in Political Theory
Credits: 3
Special Topics in Political Theory
PLAD 8220: Graduate Development Seminar
Credits: 3
This course has three main objectives: to help you improve your written work; to teach you how to maximally benefit from discussing your written work with your colleagues, and to enable you to become a more incisive reader and helpful critic of your colleagues' work.