Awards

Selected Awards and Fellowships

MacArthur Foundation Fellows Award
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award
Wesleyan University, Distinguished Alumna Award

Ruth with her mother, before receiving Honorary degree,
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Henry King Stanford Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, University of Miami
Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, Jewish Museum of Florida
American Psychological Association, Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to Anthropology
Rockefeller Residence Fellowship in the Humanities, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University
Fulbright Senior Fellowship, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Research Award, Spain
American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council International Fellowship
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Career Development Award

Selected Awards at the University of Michigan

Collegiate Professorship, University of Michigan
Institute for the Humanities, Hunting Family Faculty Fellowship, University of Michigan
Circle Award, La Celebración Latina, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, University of Michigan,
College of Literature, Science, and Arts, Excellence in Education Award, University of Michigan
D’Arms Faculty Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities, University of Michigan
Latina/Latino Studies Program, Faculty Recognition for teaching and service, University of Michigan