Irena Grudzinska Gross, research scholar at Princeton University and professor at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Science, teaches East European literature and history. Her books include a volume of essays Honor, Horror and Classics; Golden Harvest (with J. Gross); Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky: Fellowship of Poets; and The Scar of Revolution: Tocqueville, Custine and the Romantic Imagination. Her latest edited volume, Poland and Polin. New Interpretations in Polish-Jewish Studies, is a collection of papers from the Princeton meeting on Polish-Jewish Studies. She also edited several books on literature and the transformation process in Central and Eastern Europe, and is the author of numerous book chapters and articles on these subjects published in the international press and periodicals. From 1998 to 2003, she was responsible for the East-Central European Program at the Ford Foundation.