Agora Lecture – Ruth Behar: The Death of the Angel

November 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Professor Ruth Behar (University of Michigan) gave her agora lecture at the Turku Academy Hall on 18 August 2011. The lecture ends with a Finnish tango ”Siks’ oon mä suruinen”, danced by Ruth Behar and Lassi Sairela, sung by Topi Lehtipuu and accompanied by Marko Autio.

Ruth Behar is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where she is also affiliated with programs in Women’s Studies, Latina/o Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Jewish Studies. Besides her academic work she is a poet, essayist and filmmaker. Her newest book is An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba (Rutgers University Press 2007). She has also written, directed, and produced a video documentary called Adio Kerida/Goodbye Dear Love: A Cuban Sephardic Journey.

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