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.
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.Buy Now on Amazon
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.
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.
To learn more about these and other nonfiction books by Ruth, please visit her academic site.