Ruth Glasser was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Worked as a VISTA volunteer in North Carolina in 1979-1980. Has worked on a variety of academic and community-based endeavors including books, curriculum projects, oral history projects, and exhibits. Publications include My Music is My Flag: Puerto Rican Musicians and Their New York Communities, 1917-1940 (University of California Press, 1995), Aquí Me Quedo: Puerto Ricans in Connecticut (Connecticut Humanities Council, 1997), Aquí Me Quedo K-12 Curriculum Guide (Mattatuck Museum, 1999), [as co-editor] Caribbean Connections: Dominican Republic (Teaching for Change, 2004).
Education: B.A., Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin, 1983. M.A., American Studies, Yale University, 1986. Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University, 1991
U.S. ethnic and latino history, oral history, urban history, public history, service learning