Journalist, The New Yorker
Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Fall 2001 and Class of Fall 2002
Jane Kramer is the European correspondent for the New Yorker, and writes the “Letter from Europe” for that magazine. She is the author of nine books, the latest of which is about a militia in the American West. Kramer has won, among other awards, the American Book Award, National Magazine Award, and an Emmy Award, for documentary filmmaking; in 1993, on the German publication of her collection Sonderbare Europäer, she became the first American, and the first woman, to win Europe’s Preis Charles Veillon. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the New York Institute for the Humanities; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and a founding director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. She edits the series Public Planet Books, and has taught at Princeton, Sarah Lawrence, CUNY, and the University of California at Berkeley.