Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies ; Professor, Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts
M.A., New York University; Ph.D., New York University
665 Broadway Office 603 New York, NY 10003
Representing the Middle East: Issues in the Politics of Culture
Imaging Palestine and Israel: Issues in the Politics of Representation
Arab-Jews and the Writing of Memory
Areas of Research/Interest:
Arab-Jews and Memory; Representation of Palestine and Israel; Hebrew Mizrahi Literature and Cinema; Iraqi Culture; Arab-American and Arab Diasporic Studies; Media/Cultural Studies; Visual Culture; Gender Studies; Postcolonial Studies.
Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Culture & Representation track. Her books include: Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (Duke Univ. Press, 2006); Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Univ. of Texas Press, 1989; 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); Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (co-edited, The Univ. of Michigan Press, 2013, Honorable Mention in the Non-Fiction Category of the 2014 Arab American Book Award, The Arab American Museum); and with Robert Stam, Unthinking Eurocentrism (winner of the Katherine Kovacs Singer Best Book Award, Routledge, 1994; Second 20th Anniversary Edition, with a new Afterward chapter, Routledge, 2014); Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2003); Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism (Routledge, 2007); and Race in Translation: Culture Wars Around the Postcolonial Atlantic (NYU press, 2012).
She co-edited a number of special issues for the journal Social Text, including “Edward Said: A Memorial Issue,” “Palestine in a Transnational Context,” and “911-A Public Emergency?” while her writing has been translated into over 10 languages. Shohat has also served on the editorial board of several journals, including: Social Text; Middle East Critique; Meridians; Interventions; 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; together with Sinan Antoon, she was awarded the NYU Humanities Initiative fellowship for their “Narrating Iraq: Between Nation and Diaspora;” and Shohat was awarded a Fulbright research / lectureship at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, for studying the cultural intersections between the Middle East and Latin America.
Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (coedited with E. Alsultany), The University of Michigan Press, 2013. Honorable Mention in the Non-Fiction category for the 2014 Arab American Book Award, The Arab American Museum.
Race in Translation: Culture Wars around the Postcolonial Atlantic (coauthored with R. Stam), New York University Press, 2012.
Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism (coauthored with R. Stam), Routledge, 2007.
Le sionisme du point de vue de ses victimes juives: les juifs orientaux en Israel, La fabrique editions, 2006.
Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices, Duke University Press, 2006.
Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media, (coedited with R. Stam), Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Zikhronot Asurim, (Forbidden Reminiscences) Bimat Kedem LeSifrut with the Alternative Information Center, 2001.
Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age, (Edited), MIT Press in collaboration with the New Museum, 1998.
Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives (coedited with A. McClintock & A. Mufti), The University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
Unthinking Eurocentrism (coauthored with R. Stam), Routledge Press, 1994. Katherine Kovacs Singer Best Film Book Award for 1994; And 20th Anniversary 2nd Edition, with a new Afterward chapter, “Thinking about Unthinking: Twenty Years After,” 2014.
Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation, (Univ. of Texas Press, 1989). New Edition with a new Postscript chapter, I.B. Tauris, 2010.
Edited Special Issues:
“Edward Said: A Memorial Issue” (coedited with P. Deer and G. Prakash), Social Text 87 (Summer 2006).
“Corruption in Corporate Culture” (coedited with R. Martin), Social Text 77 (Winter 2003).
“Palestine in a Transnational Context” (coedited with T. Mitchell & G. Prakash), Social Text, 75 (Summer 2003).
“911-A Public Emergency?” (co-edited with B. Edwards, S. Harney, R. Martin, T. Mitchell, F. Moten), Social Text 72 (Fall 2002).