Prof. Rabiee holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Individualized Study from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. His scholarly work considers the role that medieval literature, law, and economic structures played in the development of culture in the Western Hemisphere. His current book project, Medieval America: Feudalism and Liberalism in Antebellum U.S. Culture, investigates the development of U.S. racial attitudes, class structures, policies relating to indigenous peoples, and gender constructions in terms of America’s vexed relationship to the longue durée of Western history.
His scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in J19, Comitatus, ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, and Emerson Society Papers. In addition to scholarship, Prof. Rob has also written music reviews, political commentary, and cultural criticism for Los Angeles Review of Books and The Brooklyn Rail.