Ella Shohat

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Ella Habiba Shohat
Native name אלה חביבה שוחט
إيلا حبيبة شوحيط
Born 1959
Residence New York
Citizenship American
Institutions New York University, City University of New York
Alma mater Bar-Ilan University, New York University

Ella Habiba Shohat (Hebrew: אלה חביבה שוחט; Arabic: إيلا حبيبة شوحيط; born 1959) is a cultural-studies academic. Her main research interests are post-colonialism and representation in the Middle East.

Academic career[edit]

She has worked at City University of New York[1] and New York University where she is now professor of cultural studies.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • 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.
  • Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (coauthored with R. Stam), Routledge, 2014.
  • Race in Translation: Culture Wars around the Postcolonial Atlantic (coauthored with R. Stam), New York University Press, 2012.
  • Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (Duke University Press, 2006)
  • Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age. Vol. 5., MIT Press, 2001.
  • "Notes on the" Post-Colonial"." Social text 31/32 (1992): 99-113.
  • McClintock, Anne, Aamir Mufti, and Ella Shohat, eds. Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives. Vol. 11. University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
  • "Dislocated Identities: Reflections of an Arab-Jew", Movement Research: Performance Journal #5 (Fall-Winter 1992), p. 8. Elia Suleiman's New York-based film Homage by Assassination (1992) incorporates a few segments from Shohat's article, written during the 1990-91 Gulf War. Shohat & Suleiman rewrote the segments as a letter from Ella Habiba Shohat to her friend Elia Suleiman. As Suleiman receives the faxed letter, Shohat is heard in a voice-over reading from "Reflections of an Arab-Jew."
  • Shohat, Ella. "Sephardim in Israel: Zionism from the standpoint of its Jewish victims." Social Text 19/20 (1988): 1-35.
  • 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.


  1. ^ "Reflections By An Arab Jew - Ella Shohat". bintjbeil.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Shohat, Ella". New York University. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 

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