Dr. Ruth Wisse (Ret.) was the Martin Peretz professor of Yiddish Literature at Harvard University. She formerly was the director of Harvard’s Jewish Studies Center. Prior to teaching at Harvard, Dr. Wisse taught at McGill University, where she assisted in establishing the Jewish Studies department.
She is the author of four literary books, of which one of them received the National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship, and two books on Jewish political issues.