Ruth Behar

University of Michigan
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology and Archaeology
Anthropologist Ruth Behar contributes to the arts and sciences through her ethnographic research and writing on Spain, Mexico, and Cuba, and as a memoirist (of the immigrant experience), poet, novelist, teacher, and public speaker. Born in Havana and raised in New York, she is the author of seven books and has co-edited four additional volumes, as well as numerous articles and essays. Among her many honors and awards, she was the first Latina to win a MacArthur “Genius” grant. She is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where she has taught since 1989.
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