Barbara C. Johnson
Barbara C. Johnson is associate professor of anthropology and coordinator of Jewish Studies at Ithaca College in New York. Continuing over thirty years of research and writing about the Cochin Jews of Kerala, she is currently writing a book on Kerala Jewish women’s culture in India and Israel, framed by translations, description and analysis of their Malayalam-language songs. Her publications include Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Jewish Woman Remembers, co-authored with Ruby Daniel (1995) and Oh, Lovely Parrot!: Jewish Women’s Songs from Kerala. (Compact disc with commentary and English translations, The Jewish Music Research Center, Jerusalem, 2004).