Ruby, Jay

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RUBY, Jay. American, b. 1935. Genres: Archaeology/Antiquities, Anthropology/Ethnology. Career: University of California, Los Angeles, survey archaeologist, 1962-64, staff archaeologist on Sudanese Nubian Project, 1962-63; University of California, Santa Barbara, lecturer in anthropology, 1964-65; University of California, Davis, lecturer in anthropology, 1965-67; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, instructor, 1967-69, assistant professor, 1969-70, associate professor of anthropology, 1977; visiting professor at US universities; Center for Visual Communication, president. Pennsylvania State University, editor of Psychological Cinema Register, 1989-90; lecturer at colleges and universities. Program in Ethnographic Film, executive secretary, 1969-73; Thiele Center for Popular American Music, advisory board, 1970-72; National Science Foundation, director of Summer Institute in Visual Anthropology, 1971; International Film Seminars, president and board of trustees, 1971-90; adviser for Sinking Creek Film Celebration and Center for Southern Folklore, both 1972-; Margaret Mead Film Festival, honorary committee, 1977-79. Director of conferences on visual anthropology, 1968-80; program director of Arden House Public Television Seminar, 1977, Flaherty Film Seminar, 1978, and Annenberg International Conference on Visual Communication, 1981-85; Festival dei Popoli, member of jury, 1987; Parnu Visual Anthropological Film Festival, president of jury, 1989. Co-producer and director of film Can I Get a Quarter?, 1985; curator of photographic exhibitions. Conducted archaeological field work in southern California, Utah, Mexico, and the Sudan. Publications: (ed. and contrib) A Crack in the Mirror, 1982; (ed.) P. Rotha, Robert J. Flaherty: A Biography, 1983; (ed. with M. Taureg) Visual Explorations of the World, 1987; (ed. with L. Gross and J. Stuart Katz) Image Ethics, 1988; Secure the Shadow, 1995; The World of Francis Cooper: Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania Photographer, 1999. Address: PO Box 128, Mifflintown, PA 17059, U.S.A.