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Carl Rubino received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fordham University, a licentiate in philosophy from Loyola Seminary-Woodstock College and a doctorate from the University of Buffalo. He joined the Hamilton faculty in 1989 and has published and lectured widely on classics and comparative literature. A longtime collaborator of the Nobel Laureate physicist Ilya Prigogine, Professor Rubino also has published on the connections between science and the humanities, with an emphasis on complexity theory, the problem of time and the impact of the theory of evolution on ethics. A former president of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, he has appeared on the History Channel in the Lucasfilm documentary Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, where he discussed the films’ roots in mythology.


  • Christian Johnson Fellowship for Teaching Enhancement, Hamilton College, 2013
  • Kirkland Project/Hewlett Foundation Grant, 2003
  • New York Council on the Humanities Speakers in the Humanities Program, 2003-05
  • Christian A. Johnson Fellowship for Teaching Enhancement, Hamilton College, 2001
  • NEH Grant, summer 1998
  • Colgate-Hamilton Mellon Foundation grants, summer 1997, summer 1998

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Educational Background

Ph.D., University at Buffalo
Ph.L., Woodstock College/Loyola Seminary
M.A., Fordham University
B.A., Fordham University


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