Ruth Behar was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in New York. She was twenty-six when she received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Princeton University. She is now the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. A writer, a cultural anthropologist, and a modern nomad, she has lived and worked in Spain, Mexico, and Cuba.
LaToya Ruby Frazier received her BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. She also studied under the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and is the recipient of many awards, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Gwendolyn Knight & Jacob Lawrence Prize of the Seattle Art Museum, a Creative Capital Foundation Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
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