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Ruth Berman is a contemporary writer with significant contributions to Oz scholarship and Oz fandom.
She was one of the original members of The International Wizard of Oz Club in 1957. She has written widely for The Baum Bugle, and has published a series of annual Dunkiton Pamphlets on a range of Ozian subjects. James E. Haff's Who's Who in Oz: An Appendix (1994), an extension of Jack Snow's original Who's Who (1954), is one example of a Dunkiton publication, and contains supplementary material by Berman.
Berman earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota in 1979; she wrote on the fantasy genre. She has taught at the Universities of Minnesota and Oklahoma. She has been active is a wide range of activities and organizations, including The Tolkien Society of America, the Mythopoeic Society, and the Society for Creative Anachronism. She has written poetry and fiction as well as works of scholarship, and has been very active in the genre of science fiction.
Oz poetry by Berman has appeared in issues of Oz-story Magazine.