Igor Rubinov

Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology at Princeton University; MA in International Development & Social Change from Clark University; MA in Anthropology from Princeton University; B.A. 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 scholar, practitioner, and activist whose work as a consultant at PEG has helped organizations meet their strategic and operational goals. Igor’s project portfolio includes collaborations with MIT CoLab, Open Society Foundation, Center for a New Economy, Millennial Action Project, PBLWorks, and others. He is also a co-founder and Director of Research at Dovetail Labs, an ethnographic consulting firm established to help companies address the ethical implications of emerging technologies. 

Igor received his PhD from Princeton University. His doctoral research explored how people responded to climate adaptation projects implemented by state and international agencies. He secured grants from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the International Research and Exchanges Board, among others. Igor’s publications include: “Seeking Social Change” in Development in Practice, “Migrant Assemblages” in Anthropological Quarterly, along with a book chapter, “Growing at the Margins” and policy reports for CIFOR, among others.

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 has sustained a long-standing passion for social and environmental justice, working to help organizations be more impactful in their efforts to alleviate poverty, support communities and improve the environment.