Professor of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Robert Rotenberg holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. He has taught for more than thirty-five years, at Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts/ Amherst, the University of Rhode Island/Kingston, and DePaul University in Chicago. His previous books include Time and Order in Metropolitan Vienna: A Seizure of Schedules, The Art and Craft of College Teaching: A Guide for New Professors and Graduate Students and The Cultural Meaning of Urban Space, co-edited with Gary McDonogh. Landscape and Power in Vienna received the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and the Prize for the Best Book in English in Austrian Studies in 1995 from the Austrian Cultural Institute of New York.
Recent publications include “On the Sublime in Nature in Cities.” In Peggy Barlett, ed., Urban Place: Reconnections with the Natural World (2005); “Landscape Architecture and Cultural Anthropology.” Le:Notre: Consortium of European Schools of Landscape Architecture. Neighboring Disciplines Series (2009); and “Toward a Genealogy of Downtown.” In M. Peterson and G McDonogh (eds.), Global Downtowns (2010).
He is a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association and a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. He is a past president of the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology.
At DePaul he has contributed to the development of faculty advising resources in the College of liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors Program, First-year Programs and several honors societies. He helped establish and has lead three academic programs: the Common Studies Program (1984-88), the International Studies Program (1989-2000), and the Anthropology Department (2001-08, 2010-present).