Professor Yosefa Loshitzky
Yosefa Loshitzky is Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Media and Film Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. From September 2014 to September 2016 she will be a Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellow conducting a research on ‘Just Jews and Muslims: Conversions, Conflations and Conflicts.’ She is the author of The Radical Faces of Godard and Bertolucci (1995), Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen (2001, selected by Choice Magazine as an outstanding academic title for 2002), Screening Strangers: Diaspora and Migration 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? Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Contemporary Culture and Beyond’. Author of numerous articles and book chapters, Loshitzky’s work has been translated into French, German, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Arabic and Hebrew. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow and Professorial Research Associate at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (IGRS), 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; The Italian CNR and The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility, Barcelona, Spain. Until 2002 she was a Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 2003-2004 she was a Visiting Professor at King’s College, University of London, from 2004-5 she was a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at University College London (UCL) and from 2005-2012 she was a Professor of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London (UEL). She has given keynote and plenary papers in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Brazil, Israel and elsewhere. From 1994-2003 she served on the editorial board of Cinema Journal, the official organ of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the largest Film Studies Scholarly Association in the world. Currently she is a member on the international advisory board of The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.
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.