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Ella Shohat

Ella Shohat
Professor, Art and Public Policy
Affiliate with NYU Faculty of Arts and Science Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Phone: 212 992 9312

Office: 665 Broadway - 6th Floor, Office 603


M.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University


Professor  Ella Shohat teaches at the departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University. She has lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with Post/colonial and transnational approaches to Cultural studies.  Her award-winning publications include: Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (Duke Univ. Press, 2006), Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Univ. of Texas Press, 1989; New Updated Edition with a new postscript chapter, I.B. Tauris, 2010);  Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age (MIT & The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998);  Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives (co-edited, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1997);  and with Robert Stam, Unthinking Eurocentrism (Routledge, 1994); Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2003);  Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism (Routledge, 2007); and Culture Wars in Translation (forthcoming, NYU press, 2011). Shohat’s co-edited volume, The Cultural Politics of “the Middle East” in the Americas (forthcoming, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2011).  Her writing has been translated into diverse languages, including:  French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Polish, and Romanian. Shohat has also served on the editorial board of several journals, including: Social Text; Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies; Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism; Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies; and Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. She is a recipient of such fellowships as Rockefeller and the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, where she also taught at The School of Criticism and Theory. Recently she was awarded a Fulbright research / lectureship at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, for working on the cultural intersections between the Middle East and Latin America.


Modern Language Association
American Studies Association
The Society for Cinema Studies
Middle East Studies Association