Ruth Behar
Cuba
1961-
 
 

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Biography

Ruth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba and moved with her parents to New York in 1961.  She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University.  She has been honored with many awards.  Some of the awards include:  MacArthur Foundation  “genus” award and John Simon Guggenheim award.  She is now a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.   Behar has written about her experiences while passing across many cultural borders.  Now these experiences are helping with her filmmaking career.
 

Works

  • A The Presences of the Past in a Spanish Village (1986)
  • Translated Women:  Crossing the Border with Esperanza’s Story (1993)
  • The Vulnerable Observer:  Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart (1996)
  • Poems Returned to Cuba (1995)


Links

Biography of Ruth Behar

http://www.ruthbehar.com/about_ruth.html

Other Links to Ruth Behar

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rbehar/

http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~funlearn/behar/behar.html


 


Send questions or comments about the Web site to Dr. Seodial Deena
East Carolina University, Department of English, Multicultural Literature Program.