Igor Rubinov *19, ANT

Cofounder, Dovetail Labs
Senior Project Manager, Public Equity Group

Igor Rubinov is a cofounder of Dovetail Labs, a social science consulting firm, and a Senior Project Manager with Public Equity Group.

Igor was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship and has received several other grants and awards for his doctoral research, on climate adaptation in Asia. This research has led to a number of peer-reviewed articles, policy reports and book chapters. Prior to graduate work, Igor was a program manager and educator at nonprofits working with diverse communities including under-served youth and adults with developmental disabilities. 

Igor is a first-generation immigrant from the Soviet Union and holds a BA in Anthropology from Cornell University, MA in International Development & Social Change from Clark University, and MA & PhD in Anthropology from Princeton University.

"I would say that there's a lot of different ways to be in academia, and there's a lot of different ways to be in the working world, so it's hard to make sweeping generalities. But one thing that I would say about what I personally really enjoy about working in industry and the social sector is that there is a lot more collaboration and teamwork. I would say that I do almost nothing alone. That is not how I felt in academia. Of course there's a lot of collaboration and research networks and what have you, but it felt a lot like a monastic labor at times. That became a lot less appealing to me over time and I’m glad there are other ways of working." Read more about Igor's story in our Trailblazers Beyond the Tenure Track Series!

Yes, I am open to being contacted by a Princeton Graduate Student for an informational interview!

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