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Ella Habiba Shohat

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Ella Habiba Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies & Middle Eastern studies at New York University. She has been writing on Middle Eastern/Arab-Jews since the 1980s. Her books include the just published, Colonialité et Ruptures: Écrits sur les Figures Juives Arabes (Joëlle Marelli & Tal Dor, Eds., Translation, J. Marelli, Lux Éditeur, 2021); On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other DisplacementsSelected Writings (Pluto, 2017, Recipient of the 2017 Middle East Monitor Palestine Book Award); Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (Duke Univ. Press, 2006); Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Univ. of Texas press, 1989; 20th Anniversary Edition with a New Postscript Chapter, I.B. Tauris, 2010); Talking Visions (MIT & The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998); Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives (co-edited, The 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 2014 Arab-American Book Award); And with Robert Stam: Unthinking Eurocentrism (Routledge, 1994, Katherine Kovacs Singer 1994 Best Book Award; 20th Anniversary 2nd Edition with a new Postscript Chapter, 2014); Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism (Routledge, 2007); Race in Translation: Culture Wars Around the Postcolonial Atlantic (New York Univ. Press, 2012, translated into German as Race in Translation: Kulturkämpfe rings um den postkolonialen Atlantik, Unrast Verlag); and Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2003). Shohat has also served on the editorial board of several journals, including Social Text, coediting special issues (“911-A Public Emergency?” 2002; “Palestine in a Transnational Context,” 2003; and “Edward Said: A Memorial Issue,” 2006). She is a recipient of a number of fellowships: the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; the Rockefeller Foundation; The Society for the Humanities, Cornell Univ., where she also taught at The School of Criticism and Theory; The NYU Humanities Initiative fellowship (with Sinan Antoon) for “Narrating Iraq: Between Nation and Diaspora;” and Fulbright research/lectureship on the “Cultural Intersections between the Middle East and Latin America,” The Univ. of São Paulo, Brazil. Her writings have been translated into various languages, including, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Japanese, and German.


Writing the Arab-Jew: Reflections on Displacement and Middle Eastern Diasporas
Fri, 13. Aug // 14:00, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin / Digital