105 Holmes Hall

James Ross

Associate Professor

Professor Ross recently co-edited, with Song Lihong, The Image of Jews in Contemporary China (Academic Studies Press, 2016). An excerpt was published in Tablet. He is the author of three other books, including 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). Professor Ross also wrote 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 Nanjing, China in 2007-08 and Quito, Ecuador in 1994-95. He was a visiting journalism professor at the Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute in the summers of 1985 and 1986.

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 as the 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.

He teaches an honors course titled “The Art of Narrative Nonfiction” and an interdisciplinary course in Journalism and International Affairs titled “Covering Conflicts.”

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