Ruth Behar

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Ruth Behar

Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology

228-A West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48209-1107

Office Location(s): 228-A West Hall
Phone: 734.936.0365

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    • Latina/Latino Studies
    • Women’s Studies
    • Judaic Studies
  • About





  • Education
    • B.A. College of Letters, Wesleyan University
    • M.A. Ph.D. Anthropology, Princeton University
  • Awards
    • MacArthur Foundation Fellows Award
    • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award
    • Fulbright Senior Fellowship
    • Institute for the Humanities, Hunting Family Faculty Fellowship, University of Michigan
    • Wesleyan University, Distinguished Alumna Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement and Service
    • Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Concepts of home, diaspora, displacement, immigration, travel
    • Life stories, narrative approaches, ethnographic memoir
    • Photography and film, visual anthropology
    • Feminist ethnography
    • Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Latinas/os
    • Sephardic and Latin American Jewish communities
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books