Ruth Gilbert is a lecturer at the University of Winchester where she has worked since 2001. After finishing her doctorate on modern representations of the body, sex, and gender at the University of Southampton, she has focused her research on British-Jewish representation in literature and culture. Her areas of expertise are British-Jewish literature, television, and film.
Gilbert is co-chairperson of BJ:CC, a research network created to bring together academic work on British-Jewish contemporary culture. She has published widely on British-Jewish representation in monographs, collected volumes, and academic journals. Much of Gilbert’s work addresses struggles of identity and the question of what it means to be both British and Jewish.