Ella Shohat

Professor, Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies

Ella Shohat headshot in green top and glasses

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. On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements: Selected Writings (Pluto Press, 2017; recipient of the Middle East Monitor Palestine Book Award in the “Memoir Category”); Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (Duke University 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, The University of Minnesota Press, 1997); Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (co-edited, The University of Michigan Press, 2013; Honorable Mention in the Non-Fiction category for the 2014 Arab American Book Award, The Arab American Museum); And coauthor with Robert Stam of Unthinking Eurocentrism (Routledge, 1994; Katherine Kovacs Singer Best Film Book Award for 1994; 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 (NYU Press, 2012); and Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality and Transnational Media (coedited, Rutgers Univ. Press, 2003). She has also coedited several special issues of Social Text: “911-A Public Emergency?” (2002); “Palestine in a Transnational Context” (2003); “Corruption in Corporate Culture” (2003); and “Edward Said: A Memorial Issue” (2006). Her writing has been translated into diverse languages, including: French, Hebrew, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, and Turkish, Shohat has also served on the editorial board of several journals, including: Social Text; Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies; Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism; and Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. She is a recipient of such fellowships as Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Lectureship / Research, and the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, where she also taught at The School of Criticism and Theory.