Ruth Glasser was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Worked as a VISTA volunteer in North Carolina in 1979-1980. Ruth 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