105 Holmes Hall

James Ross

Associate Professor

Professor Ross is the author of three books, most recently Fragile Branches: Travels Through the Jewish Diaspora (Riverhead Books, 2000), and one of the editors of From the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to Holocaust Denial Trials: Challenging the Media, Law and the Academy (Vallentine Mitchell, 2007). He also is the author of Escape to Shanghai: A Jewish Community in China (Free Press, 1994) and Caught in a Tornado: A Chinese-American Woman Survives the Cultural Revolution (Northeastern University Press, 1994). He served as a reporter and bureau chief for the Hartford Courant for eight years. He also served as a Fulbright professor in Ecuador, and as a visiting journalism professor at the Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute.

Professor Ross received his B.A. in American Studies from Yale University, and his M.A. in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.

Professor Ross has served as the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern and director of the Jewish Studies Program. He also has received a grant from the U.S. Institute for Peace to run a three-week seminar for Israeli and Palestinian journalists on ways to improve coverage of the Middle East conflict.

Professor Ross recently served as a Fulbright lecturer at Nanjing University, where he taught two graduate courses in journalism. He also delivered guest lectures at Henan University in Kaifeng, Nankai University in Tianjin and Yunnan University in Kunming.

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