Alanna Cooper

Alanna E. Cooper, PhD is a cultural anthropologist, author of Bukharan Jews and the Dynamics of Jewish Peoplehood (Indiana University Press, 2012) and serves as Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning at Case Western Reserve University. She resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband and three daughters.

Articles by Alanna Cooper

Who Are the Bukharan Jews?

Bukharan Jews are considered one of the oldest ethno-religious groups of Central Asia.

Chayla on the Balcony

Looking at the award-winning photograph “Chayla in Shul” I wonder:What is Chayla thinking? Here she is. Alone in this cavernous ...