Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College
Jeffrey Ruoff is a film historian and documentary filmmaker in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. He has contributed chapters to five books and has published articles in many journals, including CineAction, Visual Anthropology Review, Wide Angle, Cinema Journal, Documentaires, Iris, Visual Anthropology, and Film History. With his brother Kenneth, he co-authored a book on The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On and historical memory in postwar Japan. An American Family: A Televised Life, his study of the 1973 public television series, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2002. His anthology Virtual Voyages: Cinema and Travel was published by Duke University Press in 2006. In 2012, he edited the anthology Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals. His films and videos, including Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty (2012), The Last Vaudevillian (1998), and Hacklebarney Tunes: The Music of Greg Brown (1993) have been shown at festivals and on television in the United States and abroad. He received a Ph.D. in film studies from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A. in film/video making from Temple University. Before coming to Dartmouth in the fall of 2001, he taught at the University of Amsterdam and Middlebury College.