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Centre for Media and Film Studies

Professor Yosefa Loshitzky


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Centre for Media and Film Studies

Professorial Research Associate

Professor Yosefa Loshitzky
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Yosefa Loshitzky is Professor of Film, Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of East London.  She is the author of The Radical Faces of Godard and Bertolucci (1995), Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen (2001)* A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2002 * Screening Strangers: Migration and Diaspora in Contemporary European Cinema (2010), the editor of Spielberg’s Holocaust: Critical Perspectives on Schindler’s List (1997) and a guest editor of a special issue of Third Text on “Fortress Europe: Migration, Culture, Representation” (2006). She is currently writing a book entitled “Just Jews? Philosemitism and Islamophobia in Contemporary Culture and Beyond.” Author of some 40 articles and book chapters, Loshitzky’s work has been translated into French, German, Swedish and Hebrew.  She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, The Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA, The Yitzhak Rabin Centre for Israel Studies, The Jerusalem Van Leer Institute, The French CNRS, and The Italian CNR.  From 2004-5 she was a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at University College London (UCL).  From 1994-2003 she served on the editorial board of Cinema Journal.


Diasporic film cultures, Diaspora and migration in European cinema, Transnational cinema and globalization, Post-colonial approaches to Israeli and Palestinian cinema, The representation of the Holocaust in film and popular culture, Post-Holocaust cinema, Race, racism and racialisation in film and popular culture.