Call me an anthropologist who specializes in homesickness…”
Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in between Journeys
Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys. A book of personal stories about Ruth’s travels in Spain, Mexico, and Cuba, and her experiences growing up as a Cuban-American young woman of Jewish heritage. Buy Now on Amazon
An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba.
Ruth documents her journey back to Cuba as she traces what’s left of the Jewish presence after the exodus following the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
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The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart
A collection of six essays on Ruth’s vision for anthropology, focusing on empathy and the emotions in the process of research and writing. Buy Now on Amazon
Translated Woman: Crossing the Border with Esperanza’s Story.
Ruth spent many years living and doing research in a small town in Mexico. While there, she met Esperanza, a Mexican woman who worked as a street peddler, and she wrote down her life story. Buy Now on Amazon
To learn more about these and other nonfiction books by Ruth, please visit her academic site.