Andrew Rabin

Professor & Vice Chair


Andrew Rabin joined the English Department in 2005 after receiving his B.A. from Grinnell College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research examines the law and literature of early medieval England. His most recent book, The Disputatio Puerorum: A Ninth-Century Monastic Instructional Text (Toronto, 2017), provides the first modern edition of one of the most widely-used Carolingian manuals of theology. He has also published The Political Writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York (Manchester, 2015), which concerns the political and legal works of Anglo-Saxon England’s most influential social theorist. In addition, he has edited multiple essay collections on early English law and published articles in such journals as Modern Philology, Studies in Philology, the Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, and (because he occasionally likes to publish in venues that don’t have “philology” in the title) Speculum. In 2011 his journal article “Female Advocacy and Royal Protection in Tenth Century England" won the Prize for Best Article from the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. Professor Rabin is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.