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James Ross

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Associate Professor of Journalism

Jim Ross is associate professor of journalism. He received his BA from Yale University and his MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University. He is the author of three books: Fragile Branches: Travels Through the Jewish Diaspora (Riverhead Books, 2000), 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). Most recently, he co-edited From the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to Holocaust Denial Trials: Challenging the Media, Law and the Academy (Vallentine Mitchell, 2007). Professor Ross has twice been selected as a Fulbright lecturer, in Ecuador in 1994-95 and in China in 2008-09. He also served as chair of the Jewish Studies Program from 1995 to 1998 and from 2004-2010. Professor Ross has served as the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern. 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. His current research focuses on the image of Jews in contemporary China.