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Ruth Mazo Karras, American history professor. Fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1993-1994; Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, 1979-1981. President Berkshire Conference Women Historians, 2005—2008.

Background

Karras, Ruth Mazo was born on February 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert Marc and Joan (Spector) Mazo.

Education

Bachelor in History, Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1979. Master of Philosophy in European Archeology, Oxford University, England, 1981. Master of Philosophy in History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1983.

Doctor of Philosophy in History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1985.

Career

Assistant professor University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1985—1993. Associate professor Temple University, 1993—1996, professor, 1996—2000, associate dean, 1999—2000. Professor University Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 2000.

General editor University Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, since 1994. Fellow American Philosophical Society, 2005—2006, American Council & Leonard Societies, since 2010.

Works

Membership

President Berkshire Conference Women Historians, 2005—2008.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Knitting.

Connections

Married Christopher George Karras, December 31, 1984. Children: Nicola, Elena.

father:
Robert Marc Mazo

mother:
Joan (Spector) Mazo

spouse:
Christopher George Karras

children:
Nicola Karras

Elena Karras