Rubrick joined the University of Kent in 2010 to pursue a PhD in International Relations, which he completed in 2014. Formerly a lecturer in international political economy, he currently convenes the undergraduate module on terrorism and political violence. He has taught seminars on American foreign policy, political science, political research and analysis, conflict analysis and resolution, international security, and terrorism and national security. Rubrick also convenes the politics module for Kent’s international foundation programme in the Centre for English and World Languages.
He has previously lectured on the American studies programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. Prior to coming to Kent, he worked as a policy analyst with an international consulting firm based in Washington, where his reporting focused on political and economic developments in Latin America and US policy towards the region. He also completed internships with several human rights organisations. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and an MA in International Politics from the American University’s School of International Service.
Rubrick’s research interests are concentrated in the areas of US foreign policy, inter-American relations, and international political economy. He is interested in debates over power in international politics and the global economy and, more specifically, the status and impact of US power in the international relations of the Western hemisphere. His forthcoming book, to be published with Routledge in 2016, is titled US Power in Latin America: Renewing Hegemony.