Interviews

IMG2249 (1)2017 Interview, “Cuba and the USA: Healing the Emotional Embargo,” for the BBC World Service program “The Cultural Frontline,” August 18, 2017. Clip from the interview here. Full segment: Ruth Behar BBC Interview (mp3).

2017 Interview with Alicia Zuckerman, “A Child’s Path From Cuba (And A Body Cast) To A Life In Books,” for WLRN (Miami-South Florida public radio), July 24, 2017.

2017 Interview with Rachel Toor, “Scholars Talk Writing: Ruth Behar,” for the Chronicle of Higher Education, April 23, 2017.

2017 Interview with Nora Gámez Torres, “The assimilation of a Jewish Cuban girl to the U.S. and the recovery of the lost island,” for the Miami Herald, March 15, 2017. (PDF.)

2017 Entrevista en español con Nora Gámez Torres, “La integración de una niña cubanojudía a EEUU y la recuperación de la isla perdida,” para el Nuevo Herald, 15 de marzo de 2017. (PDF.)

2016 Ruth speaks about new blog project, “Bridges to/from Cuba” with Alexandra Salomon, Chicago Public Media, WBEZ

2015 Ruth speaks about new blog project, “Bridges to/from Cuba” at the University of Michigan (audio: in Englishen Español)

2015 Ruth makes a heartfelt journey to Cuba with inaugural poet Richard Blanco

2015 Listen to Ruth’s interview with A.C. Valdez, “Sabiduría: Ruth Behar, MacArthur Genius, on Cuba,” on NPR’S Latino USA program with María Hinojosa, Friday, February 6, 2015.

2015 Interview with Cynthia Canty, “UM Professor and daugher of Cuban exiles on new policy toward Cuba, Michigan Radio, Monday, January 19, 2015.

2015 Ruth Behar Interview, From the Island: Cuba and Re-Establishing Ties, La Bloga, February 15, 2015.

2013 Interview with Sebastian Schulman, “Jewish Cuba: A First-Hand Account,” National Yiddish Book Center, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

2012 Interview with Janet Silver Ghent, “Anthropologist keeps returning to her homeland to gather Cuban Jewish stories,” JWeekly.com, Thursday October 25, 2012.

2012 Interview with Mario Ramos-Chertok, “A Heart Called Home: An Interview With Culteral Anthropologist Ruth Behar,” on 3200stories.org, September, 25 2012.

2012Mediajourneys: Looking at People, Looking for People,” a conversation with Marcy Brink-Danan, Visual Anthropology Review, 28 (1), spring 2012: 1-12

2011 Interview with Emilio Gancedo, “La etnografía que hice en León hace 30 años es hoy historia,” Diario de León, Spain, martes, 25 de octubre de 2011.

2011 Interview with Raquel Cornago, “Regreso a Cuba, con Ruth Behar,” Radio Sefarad, Madrid, Spain, August 30, 2011.

2009 Interview with Caren Schnur Neile, “Between Textuality and Orality: An Interview with Ruth Behar,” Storytelling, Self, and Society, 5: 145-151.

2009 Interview with David Inge on Focus 580, WILL am 580, January 21.

2008Writing, Teaching, and Filming Material Lives: A Conversation between Ruth Behar and Circe Sturm,” Transformations, Fall 2007/Winter 2008; 18, 2; Alt-Press Watch.

2008 Interview with Maria Hinojosa on Latino USA, February 22, 2008.

2008 Interview with Daybreak on Plum TV, February 11, 2008.

2007 “Back to Cuba,” Interview with Alicia Zuckerman, Nextbook, November 26, 2007. In MP3.

2007 “Cuban Jews Look Back,” Weekend America Public Radio, July 28, 2007.

2005Ruth Behar,” Current Biography, May issue.

2002 “Deseo ser una antropoeta,” interview with Daniel Alvarez Durán, Catauro: Revista Cubana de Antropología, Año 3, No. 5, 2002, Fundación Fernando Ortiz, Habana, Cuba: 166-169.

2001Anthropologist Ruth Behar Talks with Hispanic Outlook: “The Essential Homeland of the Imagination,” by Michelle Adam, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, vol. 11, no. 10, Feb. 26, 2001: 14-16.

1999Ruth Behar,” by Marjorie Agosín, ed., in Uncertain Travelers: Conversations with Jewish Women Immigrants to America, (University of Mexico Press, 1999).

1997Letting It Get To You: Cuban-born anthropologist Ruth Behar lives and works in a diaspora within a diaspora,” by Judith Bolton-Fasman, Jerusalem Report, 5/1/97, 48-49.