Assistant Professor of Modern Hebrew & Israeli Culture and Levine-Sklut Fellow in Jewish Studies
2005: Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film. The University of Texas at Austin.
1991: M.A. in Radio-Television-Film. The University of Texas at Austin.
1983: B.F.A. in Film/TV, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
“Victimhood, Protest, and Agency in Contemporary Mizrahi (Arab-Jewish) Films in Israel.” Scope. #8, June 2007.
“Salvage Cinema: Remembering, Memory, and Identity in the Films of Second Generation Mizrahi Immigrants.” Journal of Palestine Studies (forthcoming).
Film and video productions (selection):
Summer 2008: Co-director and co-editor, Agua for Life. A 45-minute video documentary on water management and wastewater risks affecting communities along the U.S.- Mexican border.
Summer 1994: Director and Editor, The Road to Peace: Israelis and Palestinians, a 60-minute documentary on the aftermath of the 1993 Oslo peace accord. Shot in Israel, the West-Bank, and Gaza. Distributor: First Run/Icarus Films, N.Y.
Summer 1988: Producer, Director, and Editor, Pilgrimage of Remembrance: Jews in Poland,a 60-minute video-documentary exploring the remnants of Polish Jewry. Distributor: Ergo Media, N.J.
Book manuscript: Identity, Place, and Subversion in Contemporary Mizrahi Cinema in Israel.