THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY MOURNS THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR BARBARA BROOKS
Barbara Jeanne Brooks, 60, passed away on April 12, 2013 at home after a long battle with breast cancer. A scholar of Japan and professor of History at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center, Barbara received a B.A. and M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D from Princeton University. The mother of Isadora Brooks Jaffee and spouse of David Jaffee, she is survived by her parents William and Margaret Brooks, her sister Sarah Brooks, and her brother Tom Brooks. Barbara took great joy in learning, writing and teaching about Japan, working on her garden, taking care of Oscar the dachshund, and many, many other things.
A memorial for Barbara will take place on Monday, May 13, at 6pm at the Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street.