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Micah Robbins

English Division Head and Assistant Professor of English


PhD English, Southern Methodist University


MA Literature, Texas State University


BA Literature, Stockton University


Dr. Micah Robbins joined the American University in Dubai in 2014. Since that time, he has taught courses in Composition, Literature, Humanities, and Public Speaking. He co-founded AUD’s Reading Across Campus Program, which encourages students, faculty, and staff to engage in a common reading throughout the academic year, and served as its inaugural director. He also served as Quality Enhancement Plan Director, for which he was awarded the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He currently serves as the Head of the English Division.


Dr. Robbins’s research interests are in contemporary literature, especially Cold War American fiction and its relationship to the culture of dissent that developed during the long Sixties. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, his work shows how postwar American writers worked in tandem with a range of related cultural expressions, including alternative journalism, street theater, popular music, and the visual arts, to develop overtly political and moral interventions on behalf of increased civil liberties and social justice. He is currently revising a book manuscript titled Total Assault on the Culture! Militant Satire in Postwar American Literature.




“‘You Inside Me Inside You’: Singularity and Multitude in Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,”  Glocalization in Language and Literature, edited by Sandhya Rao Mehta, Springer, 2018.


“Misanthropic Humanism and the Politics of Comic Futility,” b2o: an online journal, 21 January 2016,


“The Clowning of Richard Nixon in the Underground Press,” Protest on the Page: Essays on Print and the Culture of Dissent since 1865, edited by James L. Baughman, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, and James P. Dankey, University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.


Crass Songs of Sand & Brine, poems, Habenicht Press, 2010.