Rice Associate Professor of Architecture
Assistant Professor of American Studies
PhD, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
MA, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
BA, Yale University (1999)
Elihu Rubin is the author of Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012), which has been awarded the Kenneth T Jackson Prize from the Urban History Association as well as the Lewis Mumford Award from the Society of American City & Regional Planning History. Graduate courses include ‘Urban Research and Representation’, ‘Ghost Town: City Building, Abandonment, and Memory’, and ‘Introduction to Urban Design’. Professor Rubin’s doctoral work was in the history of architecture and urbanism, and his master’s degree was in city planning, transportation, and land use. Professor Rubin’s research interests include the built environments of nineteenth and twentieth century cities, urban pedagogy and research methods, transportation and way finding, geography and urban theory, history and theory of city planning, and the social lives of urban space. Professor Rubin has made many documentary films in the fields of architecture and urban planning, including ‘On Broadway: A New Haven Streetscape’, ‘Convergence and Other Rituals of the New Haven Green’, and ‘Rudolph and Renewal’.