Courses Taught: Emotion and its Development


My research interests include emotional life, both its development and expression, US public education, the intellectual history of ideas in psychology and psychoanalysis as well as the relationship between science and religion. I have recently completed a book-length monograph on the history of the relationship between science and Christianity and am in the early stages of another on emotional life in modern consumerist societies. 



I received my BA from NYU and my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Graduate Center from the City University of New York (CUNY). My dissertation examined the history of curriculum in American science education in the context of changes in what constitutes science. I spent many years conducting qualitative school-based research in NYC public schools and I teach in both psychology and education departments. I am currently a member-in-training at The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) and will begin seeing patients shortly.

Selected Publications

Ausch, R. (2000). Bruno Latour’s Black Box: A Spinozism Without Value. Mind Culture, and Activity, 7(4), 312-319.

Ausch, R. (2000). Are Rugs People? or Against Common Sense: Taking Context and Activity Seriously. Found Object, 8, 141-153.

Ausch, R. (2000). Poststructuralism. Readers Guide to the Social Sciences. London.

Ausch, R. (2001). The Origins of the Research University, Philanthropic Foundations and The Methodization of the Human Sciences, Found Object, 9, 181-202.

Susi, G. & Ausch, R. (2001). Introduction to Special Section on the Corporate University, Found Object, 9, 86-88.

Aronowitz, S. and Ausch, R. (2000). Critique of Methodological Reason. The Sociological Quarterly. 41(4), 699-719.

Aronowitz, S. and Ausch, R. (forthcoming). Critique of Methodological Reason. Temple University Press.

Spina, S and Ausch R. (2000). Reading Seidler's Masculinity, review of R. Seidler’s Embodying Masculinities, in Theory and Psychology.

Doane, R., Menser, M., Ausch, R. and Gautney, H. (2000). The Politics of Assembly. Building an Urban Ecology from A16. Found Object, 9, 141-187.

Ausch, R. (2005). The question of Creationism (under review).