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Jennifer Ruth
Jennifer Ruth

Office: LH 329A

Dr. Jennifer H. Ruth is Professor of Film Studies. She teaches core and elective courses in the Film major, including film history, theory, and genre. She specializes in the Cold War politics of and in film from the United States, the former Soviet bloc countries, and China. She has written extensively on a range of topics –see, for examples, on China (The Films of Hu Jie), on critical theory (Slavoj Zizek and totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt), on higher education (The Professor Divide ) and on the novel (The Victorian Novel, Dave Eggers). She is the author of Novel Professions (2006) and, with Michael Bérubé, of Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom. She currently serves as the Editor of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom. Professor Ruth holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College (1991) and a Phd from Brown University (1999).