In his doctoral work, Robin has been tracing connections between the fiction writing of Virginia Woolf and the phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. He suggests that Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of perception offers a useful lens for understanding Woolf's renowned visual prose style, which explores the perceptual world through vivid descriptions of space and temporal transitions. Robin also examines how Woolf's writing was influenced by the aesthetics of the Bloomsbury group; in particular, the formalist theories of Roger Fry and the paintings by Vanessa Bell. 

Most recently Robin presented a paper entitled “The Vivid Ambiguity of Being: A Phenomenological Approach to Character in the Works of Woolf and Bowen” for the 25th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries at Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania.