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Igor Rubinov

Education: PhD in Anthropology at Princeton University; MA in International Development & Social Change from Clark University; MA in Anthropology from Princeton University; BA in Anthropology from Cornell University

Recent projects include: MIT CoLab, Open Society Foundation, Millennial Action Project, Center for a New Economy, PBLWorks, Irvine Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers

Personal interests include: Backpacking, bicycle touring, banjo, Soviet design


Igor Rubinov is a Senior Consultant at PEG based in Oakland, CA. He is also co-founder and Director of Research at Dovetail Labs, a research & consulting firm using social science insights to secure socially beneficial technology. 

Igor’s doctoral research explored climate adaptation projects in Central Asia. Igor was a Fellow of the National Science Foundation in 2015 and secured competitive research funding from the Social Science Research Council, Princeton Environmental Institute and others.

Igor’s peer-reviewed publications include: “Seeking Social Change,” forthcoming in Development in Practice; “Migrant Assemblages” in Anthropological Quarterly; “Growing at the Margins” in Frontier Assemblages; along with policy reports and other publications. 

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 holds a PhD in Anthropology from Princeton University, an MA in International Development & Social Change from Clark University and a BA in Anthropology from Cornell University.