A public lecture by Ruth Ellen Gruber, award-winning writer, photographer, editor and independent scholar
Ruth Ellen Gruber is an award-winning American writer, photographer, editor and independent scholar living in Europe. For more than two decades she has chronicled Jewish cultural developments and other contemporary European Jewish issues. She is the author of Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe (University of California Press, 2002), Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe (National Geographic, 2007), and Letters from Europe (and Elsewhere) (Austeria Press, 2008.) Her current projects include "(Candle)sticks on Stones: Representing the Woman in Jewish Tombstone Art" and "Sauerkraut Cowboys, Indian Dreams: Imaginary Wild Wests in Contemporary Europe," an exploration of the American frontier in the European imagination.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies
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