Jackson Hall, Room 222
Office phone: 540-568-6187
MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Professor of history


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Fields and specialties

European intellectual history; history of international development

Teaching areas

Intellectual history, Central and Eastern Europe, international development

Research interests

European intellectual history, phenomenology, international development

Selected publications:


Time's Visible Surface: Alois Riegl and the Discourse on History and Temporality in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna. Wayne State Press: Detroit, 2006.

The Practice of International Development. Co-editor. Under contract with Taylor & Francis.

The Far Reaches: Ethics, Phenomenology, and the Call for Social Renewal in Twentieth-Century Central Europe. Stanford: Palo Alto, 2014.

Selected publications: Articles

“The Presentist Bias: Ahistoricism, Equity, and International Development in the 1970s.” Forthcoming in The Journal of Development Studies.

“The Terror and the Hope: Jan Patočka’s Transcendence to the World” in Schutzian Research 3 (2011).

“The Worldly Ethics of Edmund Husserl and Jan Patočka” in Analecta Husserliana 110: Part II (2011).

“The View from Le Château: USAID’s Recent Decentralization Programming in Uganda.” Development Policy Review 29:1 (January 2011).


Department Assessment Chair, 2010 (department won Provost’s Award)

For information on Dr. Gubser’s band, see www.chicomotel.net

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