Mitchell D. Gruber

Mitchell D. Gruber

PhD, 2017
Advisor: Thomas Slaughter

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.


The Degradation of the Food Retail Landscape


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

Selected Publications

  • 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 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