Faculty and Staff
Robert E. Stein
Assoc Professor Social Science
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Olin Building 208B
Department: Social Sciences  
Office Hours: Mon: 10:20 - 11:10
Tue: 2:20 - 3:10
Wed: 10:20 - 11:10

Fri: 10:20 - 11:00 (Terra Cotta Cafe)
 
Phone: 607.871.2869  
Email:    
Robert E. Stein
Education
B.A.: Political Science
Stanford University, 1984

M.A.: Political Science
University of Michigan, 1993

Ph.D.: Political Science
University of Michigan, 1999

Background
Honors and Awards

Joseph Kruson Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016-2017

Ruth Berger Rubenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008 - 09 

Alfie Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Campus Life, 2008 - 09
International Fellowship for Faculty Development, 2006
Award for Teaching Excellence, St. John Fisher College, 2003 - 2004
St. John Fisher College Faculty Development Grant, 2003
University of Michigan Regents Fellow
Horace Rackham Graduate School One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, 1999



Selected Publications

Stein, Robert. 2017. “Joseph’s Squinting Eye: Race and Individualism in Peter Matthiessen’s Shadow Country.” New Political Science 39 (2): 241 – 262.

Stein, Robert. 2011. "Seeing White through Rap: A Classroom Exercise for Examining Race Using a Hip-Hop Video." Journal of Political Science Education 7 (3): 312-328.

Stein, Robert. 2009. "Transforming Liberal Politics: Lessons from the Southeastern North Carolina Native Americans’ Struggle for Recognition." Journal of Political Science 37 (4): 90-122.

Stein, Robert. 2009. "Fear’s Anger: Virginia Woolf’s Psychology and Deliberative Democracy." New Political Science 31 (3): 319-335.

Doctoral Thesis
Encountering Liberalism: Devaluing the Economics of Racism Don Herzog, Chair, Dissertation Committee Presentations

"In the Shadow of Recognition: The Lumbee Indians of North Carolina," presented to Bergren Forum, Alfred University, October 20, 2006.

"Fear’s Anger: Resisting Change in A Room of One’s Own," presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 28-31, 2003.

"Liberal Head Games: Retooling Liberalism amidst Psychologically Entrenched Racism," presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 30 - September 2, 2001.

"Learning Limited Liberty: The Discourse of Educational Reform," presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 31 - September 3, 2000.

"W.E.B. Du Bois's Economics, Identity Politics, and the State," presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, September 2-5, 1999.

"Encountering Rorty's Liberalism: A Sympathetic Critique," presented at New York State Political Science Association Meeting, St. John’s University, New York, NY, May 7-8, 1999."Liberal Accounting for Illiberal Practices," presented at Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 15-17, 1999.

"Recognizing a Constructed Identity as One's Own," presented at SUNY Brockport History Brown Bag Series, Brockport, NY, March 6, 1996.

"Creative Judging versus Creating Judges," presented at Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Phoenix, AZ, June 16 - 19, 1994.



Professional Experience

2011 - present Alfred University, Associate Professor of Political Science

2004 - 2011 Alfred University, Assistant Professor of Political Science

2001 - 2004 St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, Assistant Professor of Political Science

2000 - 2001 Alfred University, Assistant Professor of Political Science

1996 - 2000 State University of New York at Brockport, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies

1993-1995 University of Michigan, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Service

Alfred University
Advisor, Students Acting for Equality
St. John Fisher College
Advisor, Political Science Club
Advisor, Black Student Union
Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha
Women and Gender Studies Board Member
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Committee

Foreign Languages

German, Spanish