Ella Shohat

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Ella Habiba Shohat
Native name إيلا حبيبة شوحيط
Born 1959
Residence New York
Institutions New York University, City University of New York
Thesis Israeli cinema: east, west, and the politics of representation (1987)

Ella Habiba Shohat (Arabic: إيلا حبيبة شوحيط; born 1959) is a cultural-studies academic. Her main research interests are post-colonialism and representation in the Middle East. She identifies as an Iraqi Israeli woman living, writing and teaching in the U.S.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Shohat completed both her M.A. and Ph.D. at New York University. 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]

  • Shohat, Ella, and Robert Stam. Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the media. Routledge, 2014.
  • Shohat, Ella. "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. U of Minnesota Press, 1997.
  • Shohat, Ella. "Sephardim in Israel: Zionism from the standpoint of its Jewish victims." Social Text 19/20 (1988): 1-35.
  • Shohat, Ella. Israeli cinema: East/West and the politics of representation. IB Tauris, 2010.
  • Shohat, Ella. Talking visions: Multicultural feminism in a transnational age. Vol. 5. MIT Press, 2001.


  1. ^ a b "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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