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Matthew Rabin, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley is the author or coauthor of numerous articles, including 'Self Awareness and Self Control' (with O'Donoghue, in Baumeister et al, forthcoming).
Stanley J. Rachman
Stanley J. Rachman is professor emeritus of psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, researches anxiety disorders, cognitive-behavior therapy, fear and courage, and obsessions. His publications include Fear and Courage (1990, 2d ed.) and The Treatment of Obsessions (2003).
Codrina Rada is a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New School University. Her publications include “Can the Poor Countries Catch Up? Sources of Growth Accounting Give Weak Convergence for the Early 21st Century” (with Taylor, CEPA Working Paper 2003-4).
Iveta Radicova is an assistant professor of political sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava. Her publications include Do We Know What We Want, and What Not? (1997) and Among People and About People (1995).
J. A. Raffaele
J. A. Raffaele is associate professor of economics at the Drexel Institute of Technology, in Philadelphia. He is conducting a continuing research program on labor leadership in Europe, including the Soviet Union.
Hugh Raffles is professor of anthropology and director of the Graduate Institute of Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at The New School. His most recent book, Insectopedia, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010. He is currently completing an ethnography of stone.
Kaitlin T. Raimi
Kaitlin T. Raimi is a social psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment. Her areas of interest include belief superiority, self-presentation, and the role of knowledge and ideology in the creation and maintenance of belief about climate science and related technology.
Kaushik Sunder Rajan
Kaushik Sunder Rajan is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. His publications include the edited volume Lively Capital: Biotechnologies, Ethics and Governance in Global Markets (2012).
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan's work spans debates about the relationship between gender, postcolonialism, and culture in the context of postindependence Indian nationalism. Her publications include Scandal of the State (2003) and The Crisis of Secularism in India (coedited with Needham, 2006).
Vivian M. Rakoff
Vivian M. Rakoff is professor of psychiatric education at the University of Toronto.
Anupama Rao is associate professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University, is currently a fellow at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. She is the author of The Caste Question (2009).
Arana Rao is a scholar and practitioner specializing in gender and institutional change whose most recent publication is Gender At Work: Organizational Change for Equality (1999). She is president of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) and coordinator of Gender At Work, a global initiative to establish a knowledge and action net-work for institutional change for gender equality.
Rayna Rapp is professor of anthropology at New York University. With anthropologist Faye Ginsburg, she is currently researching cultural innovation in special education as it braids together science, medicine, media, education, and family life together.
Sidney Ratner, associate professor of history at Rutgers University, has written extensively on Dewey, and was one of the authors of a volume of essays published in 1950 in celebration of Dewey's ninetieth birthday; he is editor of Vision and Action: Essays in Honor of Horace Kallen, published in July 1953.
Claude Rawson is the Maynard Mack professor of English at Yale University. He is the editor of the Blackwell Critical Biography series and the author of many books and articles, including Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830 (1994) and Jonathan Swift: A Collection of Critical Essays (1995).
Krishnendu Ray, associate professor and chair in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, also teaches at the Culinary Institute of America. His publications include Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (coeditor, 2012).
Gayatri Reddy is assistant professor of gender and women's studies and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her paper, 'Crossing Lines of Subjectivity: The Negotiation of Sexual Identity in Hyderabad, India' appeared in South Asia in 2001.
Irwin Redlener is professor of clinical population and family health and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is also president and co-founder of the Children's Health Fund. He is the author of Americans At Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared For Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now (2006).
Rob Reich is associate professor of political science, faculty director of the program on ethics in society, and faculty co-director of the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University.
Jose Luis Reyna
Jose Luis Reyna, professor and research associate, El Colegio de Mexico, is engaged in a major study of social stratification, social mobility and power structure. He has published several articles on various aspects of this topic.
Lorna Rhodes is professor of anthropology at the University of Washington. She has conducted ethnographic research in Washington state prisons and is the author of Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison (2004) and Changing the Subject: Conversation in Supermax (2005).
David A. J. Richards
David A. J. Richards is the Edwin D. Webb professor of law and director of the program for study of law, philosophy, and social theory at New York University’s School of Law. He is the author of dozens of articles and ten books, including Women, Gays, and the Constitution: The Grounds for Feminism and Gay Rights in Culture and Law (1998).
Emanuel Richter is the Alexander von Humboldt visiting scholar at the Graduate School for Social Research.
J. H. Richter
J. H. Richter is head of the European Division of the Foreign Agricultural Service, United States Department of Agriculture. He has spent many years in this field of activity and research, working both in this country and abroad. He is the author of several books and many articles and reports on commodity economics, economic theory and policy, and related areas.
Loraine Rickard-Martin and Enrico Carisch are the founding partners in CCSI, an advisory group of former UN sanctions experts, conflict resolution practitioners, and advisers in sanctions compliance, implementation training, and national capacity building projects. They have served as advisers to Security Council Sanctions Committees and on expert sanctions monitoring groups for Somalia, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan, among others.
Biography not available.
Manfred Riedel is professor of philosophy at the University of Erlangen. His most recent book, in German, is Verstehen oder Erklaren? (1978).
David Rieff is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute at the New School University. He is also a contributing editor to The New Republic. His most recent book, A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis, was published in 2002.
Philip Rieff is Benjamin Franklin professor of sociology at The University of Pennsylvania. His published works include Freud: The Mind of the Moralist, The Triumphs of the Therapeutic, and Fellow Teachers.
Raymond E. Ries
Raymond E. Ries, associate professor of sociology, Colgate University, is making a study of the corporate personality. His articles have appeared in Ethics and in Human Organization.
Kurt Riezler (1882–1955) was a top-level cabinet adviser in Germany and the Weimar Republic and professor of philosophy and chairman of the board at the University of Frankfurt. With the rise of Nazism he was forced out of his positions and, in 1939, emigrated to the United States, where he joined The New School for Social Research as a professor of philosophy. His work addresses a wide range of topics in political philosophy, including shame, truth, fear, public opinion, and human rights.
Ann Rigney is a professor of comparative literature at Utrecht University and a specialist of memory cultures since 1800. Her publications include The Afterlives of Walter Scott (2012) and Transnational Memory (2014).
Dawn Rittenhouse, director of sustainable development at DuPont, works on sustainability with DuPont businesses and leads DuPont's efforts at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and with the U.N. Global Compact.
Archibald R. M. Ritter
Archibald R. M. Ritter is distinguished research professor in the department of economics and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests and publications focus mainly on development issues in Africa and Latin America. His publications include Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape (with Henken, 2015). He is the author of the research blog http://thecubaneconomy.com/.
Harriet Ritvo is Arthur J. Conner professor of history at MIT. She recently published 'Classification and Continuity' in The Origin of Species in Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species (David Amigoni and Jeff Wallace, editors, 1995).
Julius Rivera, associate professor of sociology at the University of Houston, has published several articles on the immigration of Mexicans and other peoples to the United States. He is now working on two books: The Social Transformation of Latin America and Latin Americans in the United States.
Paul Roazen, associate professor of political science, York University, is the author of Freud: Political and Social Thought and Brother Animal: The Story of Freud and Tausk.
Bruce Robbins teaches English at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Servant's Hand: English Fiction from Below (1986).
David G. Robertson
David G. Robertson is a lecturer in religious studies at the Open University, cofounder of the Religious Studies Project, and coeditor of Implicit Religion. He is the author of UFOs, the New Age and Conspiracy Theories: Millennial Conspiracism (2016) and coeditor of The Handbook of Conspiracy Theories and Contemporary Religion (2018).
John A. Robertson
John A. Robertson is a professor in the school of law at the University of Texas, Austin. He wrote The Rights of the Critically III (1983).
Corey Robin assistant professor of political science at Brooklyn College, CUNY. His articles have appeared in a number of journals, including Social Text and Lingua Franca. His most recent publication is 'Reflections on Fear: Montesquieu in Retrieval' (American Political Science Review). He is currently writing a book, Fear: Biography of an Idea.
Andre Robinet is director of research at CNRS, Paris, and professor at the University of Brussels. He wrote La Langage a l'age classique (1978).
Douglas Robinson, chair professor of English at HKBU, is a critical theorist interested in human communication as grounded in human social interaction, specifically as circulated pragmatically through literature, rhetoric, and translation.
John G. Robinson
John G. Robinson is vice-president of the International Wildlife Conservation Society. He edited (with K.H. Red ford) Neotropical Wildlife Use and Conservation (1991) and recently published The Wildlife Conservation Society: 100 years of rectitude (1995).
John P. Robinson
John P. Robinson is professor of sociology and director of the Americans’ Use of Time Project at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently coauthoring a new book with Suzanne Bianchi and Melissa Milkie on the changing time use of parents, and is continuing his long-term interest in the mass media and social change.
Marilynne Robinson is a writer and professor of creative writing at the University of Iowa. Her novel Housekeeping (1981) received the PEN/Hemingway award for best first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Harper’s, Paris Review, and The New York Times Book Review.
Randall Robinson is executive director of TransAfrica. He is an editorialist who has frequently contributed to The Washington Post and other news publications. Mr. Robinson testifies regularly before the United States Congress.
Alan J. Rocke
Alan J. Rocke is Henry Eldridge Bourne professor of history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a historian of science, specializing in the development of chemistry in nineteenth century Europe.
Nigel S. Rodley
Nigel S. Rodley, research fellow, New York University Center for International Studies, is visiting lecturer of political science, graduate faculty of the New School, and formerly associate economic affairs officer, United Nations.
Lloyd Rodwin was an assistant professor of land economics in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of numerous articles on housing and urban development.
Milton I. Roemer
Milton I. Roemer, director of research in the Sloan Institute of Hospital Administration at Cornell, was associated during 1951-53 with the World Health Organization in Geneva. He has served also as a medical officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (1943-51) and the Department of Public Health in Saskatchewan, Canada (1953-56).
Wolfgang Rohe is the executive director of Stiftung Mercator and head of the Science and Humanities Division. He previously worked with the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) in Bonn and the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
Charles E. Rollins
Charles E. Rollins, assistant professor of economics at Stanford University, has conducted extensive field research in Chile, Bolivia, and Venezuela, and has written numerous articles on economic development for professional journals.
Anthony D. Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union and the first Latino and openly gay man to serve in that capacity. An attorney and activist, he is coauthor of In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror (2007).
George K. Romoser
George K. Romoser, co-organizer and co-chairman of the Weimar Conference at the New School, October 1971; Professor of Political Science, University of New Hampshire, and Chairman, Conference Group on German Politics (CGGP). His published works include 'The Politics of Uncertainty: The German Resistance Movement,' Social Research (Spring 1964); 'Heidegger and Political Philosophy,' Review of Politics (April 1967). He is currently working on a text reader on National Socialism, and an article entitled 'The Politics of Commitment: Left and Right Extremism.'
C. Neale Ronning
C. Neale Ronning, professor of political science, Graduate Faculty of The New School, is the author of Intervention in Latin America.
Wilhelm Röpke (1899–1966) was an economist associated with the Austrian School of economic thought. He was a graduate of University of Marburg in 1921 receiving Dr.rer.pol and the Habilitation in 1922. He taught at Jena, the Vienna Convention of the German Association for Sociology and became a full professor at his alma mater in Marburg in 1929. Röpke taught at Istanbul from 1933 to 1937 after being forced out of his job due his vocal opposition to the Nazis. He taught at the Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland after leaving Istanbul. He was a founding member of the Mont Pelerin Society which sought to protect the erosion of liberty. Röpke was a huge influence on Chancellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany who credits Röpke's ideas for the West German post WWII economic turnaround. Roepke was awarded the Willibald Pirckheimer Medal in 1962. Among his notable books is included The Economics of a Free Society (1937).
Amelie Oksenberg Rorty
Amelie Oksenberg Rorty is professor of the history of ideas at Brandeis University. She is editor of Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric (1996) and author of The Political Sources of Morality.
David Rosand is professor of art history at Columbia University. His Titian will be published in 1978.
Alvin W. Rose
Alvin W. Rose, associate professor of sociology at Wayne State University in Detroit, has written widely for professional journals. His particular interests lie in social psychology and race relations.
Arnold M. Rose
Arnold M. Rose, editor of Human Behavior and Social Processes, which was published last year, is the author of many books on race relations, trade unionism, and sociological theory. He is professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota.
William Roseberry is professor and chair of the department of anthropology in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His books include Anthropologies and Histories (1989).
Richard Rosecrance is the Walter S. Carpenter Jr. professor of international and comparative politics at Cornell University. He edited America as an Ordinary Country (1976).
Biography not available.
Economic Backwardness and Economic Growth: Studies in the Theory of Economic Development. [Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California.] [Review of the book by Harvey Leibenstein], Vol. 25 No. 3 (Fall 1958)
Jeffrey Rosen, associate professor at George Washington University Law School, is Legal Affairs Editor of The New Republic and author of The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America (2000). His essays and book reviews have appeared The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker.
Ralph M. Rosen
Ralph M. Rosen is Rose Family Endowed Term professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-founder of the Penn-Leiden Colloquia on Ancient Values and co-editor of the five published volumes based on these events. His most recent book is Making Mockery: The Poetics of Ancient Satire (2007).
Stanley Rosen is professor of philosophy and fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, Pennsylvania State University. His most recent book is The Limits of Analysis (1980).
Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau
Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau is associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Texas, Houston. Her most recent book is Post-Modernism and the Social Sciences (1992).
Alexander Rosenberg is a professor of philosophy at the University of California--Riverside. His most recent book is Philosophy of Social Science (1988).
Bernard Rosenberg, associate professor of sociology at the City College, is making a study of poverty and juvenile delinquency.
Charles E. Rosenberg
Charles E. Rosenberg is the Janice and Julian Bers professor of the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book is The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System (1987).
Nathan Rosenberg graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin and Stanford University. Among his notable works include Technology and American Economic Growth (1972), How The West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation Of The Industrial World (with L. E. Birdzell, 1986) and Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History (1994).
Tina Rosenberg is co-writer of "Fixes," a weekly New York Times column about solutions to social problems. her books include Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World (2011).
Nancy L. Rosenblum
Nancy L. Rosenblum is the Senator Joseph S. Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government emerita at Harvard University and coeditor of the Annual Review of Political Science. Her books include On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship (2008), Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America (2016), and (with Russell Muirhead) A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy (2019). She was the guest editor and contributor of the 2020 special issue of Daedalus “Witnessing Climate Change.”
Barbara G. Rosenkrantz
Carl M. Rosenquist
Carl M. Rosenquist is professor of sociology at the University of Texas and has for many years given courses in population and migration. He has published a number of books and articles on social problems and family mobility.
David M. Rosenthal
David M. Rosenthal is associate professor of philosophy at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He edited Materialism and the Mind-Body Problem (1971).
George C. Rosenwald
George C. Rosenwald is professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. An editor of the forthcoming Structure and Transformation: Developmental and Historical Aspects, he is working on the Social Psychology of Literature.
M. Roshwald, who received his doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is the author of Humanism in Practice (1955) and of numerous articles published in learned journals.
Clinton Rossiter (1917–1970) taught government at Cornell University and was a visiting professor at Cambridge University. His book Seedtime of the Republic (1953) was awarded the Bancroft Prize and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award. His other notable books include Constitutional Dictatorship: Crisis Government in the Modern Democracies (1948) and The American Presidency (1956).
Timothy Rossomando is neuroscience administrative associate at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University
Nathan Rotenstreich is Ahad Haam professor of philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent books are Jewish Philosophy in Modern Times, From Mendelssohn to Rosenzweig, and On the Human Subject: Studies in the Phenomenology of Ethics and Politics. He will soon publish Tradition and Reality: Power and its Mould.
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, is a former federal prosecutor who has conducted human rights investigations around the globe.
Paul A. Roth
Paul A. Roth is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He wrote Meaning and Method in the Social Sciences (1987).
Donald S. Rothchild
Donald S. Rothchild is instructor at Johns Hopkins University, where he is also a candidate for the Ph.D. degree. He is at present engaged in a study of federalism.
Hans Rothfels (1891–1976) was a historian for the Federal Republic of Germany. He was awarded a Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 1918. His studies were interrupted in 1914 when he fought in WWI where he lost a leg and was awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd Class in 1917. He taught at the University of Berlin and the University of Königsberg. He fled Germany in 1938 for Britain due to his Jewish faith. He was a professor at St. John's, Oxford until he left England for the U.S. in 1940. He taught at Brown University and at the University of Chicago. His book The German Opposition To Hitler (1948) is his most well-known and quite controversial.
Stanley Rothman teaches government at Smith College. His most recent book is Soviet Politics and Society, with George Breslauer (1978).
Bo Rothstein holds the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where he is in charge of the Quality of Government Institute. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy and a regular contributor to the public debate in Sweden.
Eugene Rotwein is professor of economics at Queens College of the City University of New York. He edited David Hume: Writings on Economics and is at work on a study of the methodology and economic philosophy of Frank Knight.
Anne-Marie Roviello is professor of philosophy in the Department of History, Art, and Archaeology at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. She is coeditor of Hannah Arendt et la modernit? (with Chaumont and Weyembergh, 2000) and author of Sens commun et modernite chez Hannah Arendt (1987), among other publications.
Andrew N. Rowan is director of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy. He is the author of The Animal Research Controversy (1995).
Paul Rozin is professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and member of the Editorial Boards for Appetite and the Journal of Gastronomy. He has authored or edited numerous books and articles, including 'Body, Psyche and Culture: The Relationship Between Disgust and Morality' (forthcoming in The Cultural Construction of Social Cognition) and 'Morality and Health' (in press).
Gilbert Rozman is professor of sociology at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Chinese Debate about Soviet Socialism, 1978-1985 (1987).
Ellis Rubenstein is president and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences. An award-winning journalist and editor of Science for a decade, he has also worked at The Scientist, Newsweek, Science 85 and IEEE Spectrum.
Michael Rubin is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent monograph is 'Into the Shadows: Radical Vigilantes in Khatami’s Iran' (2001). His commentary about Iraq and the Kurds has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic.
Lionel Rubinoff is professor of philosophy and chairman of the Academic Board of Julian Blackborn College, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. He is the author of Collingwood and the Reform of Metaphysics (1970).
Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
Ramon Eduardo Ruiz, assistant professor of Latin American history at Smith College, is preparing a book on Mexican rural education. He has lived and worked in Mexico, and has a special interest in Indian problems.
Duane M. Rumbaugh
Duane M. Rumbaugh is regents' professor of psychology and biology at Georgia State University and director of the Language Research Center in Atlanta. His most recent publications include Anthropomorphism Revisited (1994) and Language in Comparative Perspective (with E.S. Savage-Rumbaugh, 1994).
Oleg Rumyantsev is a member of the Institute of World Socialist Systems of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Sean Rupka is a PhD student at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. His research interests include trauma and memory studies, autonomous weapons systems, the philosophy of history and technology, and topics in post-colonial violence, particularly as they pertain to the legacies of intergenerational trauma and the politics of reconciliation.
Jacques Rupnik is director of studies at the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques. He recently published Le déchrement des nations (Paris, 1995).
Francey Russell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Barnard College and Columbia University. She works and has published on moral psychology, Kant and Freud, and aesthetics, and also writes film criticism.
Peter M. Rutkoff
Peter M. Rutkoff is associate professor of history at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. He wrote Revanche and Revision: The Ligue de Patriots and the Origins of the Radical Right in France, 1800-1900 (1981).
Alan Ryan is visiting professor of politics at Princeton University and former warden of New College, University of Oxford. The author of several books on political philosophy, he writes frequently for the New York Review of Books, London Review of Books, and Times Literary Supplement.
Andrzej Rychard is professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He is the author of Two societies? Poland in and Beyond Transformation (1996).