CAMILA PASTOR, The Mexican Mahjar: Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs under the French Mandate (Austin, TX: University of Texas, 2017)

  • Evelyn Dean-Olmsted Personalized Medicine Initiative/Victor Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Keywords Mahjar, Religion, Mexico, Migration, Transnationalism
Keywords Mahjar, Religion, Mexico, Migration, Transnationalism

Author Biography

Evelyn Dean-Olmsted , Personalized Medicine Initiative/Victor Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Evelyn María Dean-Olmsted is a linguistic anthropologist and former Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. She currently serves as Outreach Associate for the Personalized Medicine Initiative/Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases within Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, FL. She is also the Program Chair for the 19th International Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association (LAJSA), June 28-30, 2020, Willemstad, Curaçao. Dean-Olmsted's research on language and identity among Syrio-Lebanese Jews in Mexico City has been published in Anthropological Quarterly, Language and Communication, Diversidad Cultural, and in handbooks dedicated to “Jewish languages” (Brill 2016 and De Gruyter Mouton 2018). She is currently completing her book manuscript, To be Mexican, Jewish and Arab: The Pragmatics of Diaspora, and conducting interviews for a new project on Puerto Rican converts to Judaism.

Published
2020-03-05
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