Cornell University

Ruth Behar Anthropology Colloquium

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm

McGraw Hall, 165

"My Jewish Journeys in Spain, Cuba, and Academia"

Behar will speak personally, taking a self-reflexive and self-interrogating approach to Jewish identity and ethnography. She aims to move between three ethnographic sites, examining the relationship between Sephardic Jews and Spain, the role of American Jews in the revitalization of the Jewish community in Cuba, and her experiences as a Jewish Latina poet and writer in academia. By making these Jewish identity journeys the focus of the lecture, Behar hopes to address profoundly emotional issues of belonging and ponder the fraught meanings of Jewishness in our contemporary historical moment. 

This event is free and open to the public.  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Jewish Studies, FGSS, Latina/o Studies, and Latin American Studies.  Thank you!


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Anthropology, Latino Studies Program


anthro, anthro-colloquium, diversity, LSPCAL, artscal, nesjwst, nescal, jwstcal

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Liz Kirk

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Ruth Behar

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University of Michigan


A reception will follow this talk.

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