European Exploration, Trade and Scientific Studies
Donald Rubinstein earned his doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University and his master’s degree in public health from the University of Hawai`i.
Rubinstein is tenured professor of anthropology and public health at the University of Guam, where he has worked since 1988. He has conducted fieldwork throughout Micronesia and has lived for extended periods in Yap Outer Islands and Chuuk.
Rubinstein has published widely on social organization and social change in Micronesia, adolescent suicide, medical anthropology, and ethnographic art. He has also served as editor of Isla: Journal of Micronesian Studies, chair of the Micronesian Studies Program, chair of the Guam Humanities Council, and president of the Faculty Senate of the University of Guam.
Rubinstein has had appointments as visiting professor at the Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands in Japan, and at the Institut für Ethnologie at Universität Heidelberg in Germany.