University of Rochester

Mitchell D. Gruber

Track: PhD

Field: American History

Major Fields: African History, with a specific interest in African Environmental History, and U.S. Cultural History

Minor Fields: Nineteenth Century American Social History

Research Interests: I am interested in the social and cultural biographies of food, and how these biographies are both similar and different across race and class in nineteenth century America.

Adviser: Thomas Slaughter


B.A. State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, 2006

Contact Info

Mitchell D. Gruber


  • Book Review of Harold Weston's Freedom in the Wilds: An Artist in the Adirondacks, edited by Rebecca Foster (Syracuse University Press, 2008) for Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, vol. 15 no. 2, 2009.

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant for Larry Hudson, The Civil War, University of Rochester, Spring 2011
  • Teaching Assistant for Elias Mandala, Colonial and Contemporary Africa, University of Rochester, Fall 2010
  • Jewish American History for Juniors and Seniors at Machon Hebrew High School, Rochester, NY