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Professor Ruth R. Wisse

Professor Emerita Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. She earned her PhD from McGill University. As a professor, Wisse has previously taught at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities. While teaching at McGill she developed a “pioneering” graduate program in Jewish studies.” She sits on the Executive Committee for the International Academic Board of Advisors for ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, is a member of the Editorial Board of the Jewish Review of Books and a frequent contributor to Commentary.