Gabrielle Robinson is author of six non-fiction books. She was born in Berlin at the end of World War II, and has been educated in Europe and the US, earning an MA from Columbia University in New York and a Ph. D from the University of London in modern drama. She is now a Professor Emerita of English.
After writing academic books, Gabrielle turned to local history and German history with her memoir/biography The Reluctant Nazi: Searching for my Grandfather. Her most recent book (2015) is Better Homes of South Bend: An American Story of Courage about African American Studebaker workers who in 1950 stood up against discrimination to build homes in a white neighborhood.
More info at gabriellerobinson.com
Awards and Recognition
- South Bend Community Hall of Fame
- Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana's highest honor
- Honorary Citizen, Arzberg, Germany
- Woodrow Wilson Fellow
- Phi Beta Kappa