Professor Terri Ginsberg

Terri Ginsberg is Assistant Professor of Film and former Director of the Film Program at The American University in Cairo. She received her doctorate in Cinema Studies from New York University and has also taught film, media, and literary studies at Rutgers University, NYU, Dartmouth College, Ithaca College, SUNY-Purchase College, and Brooklyn College-CUNY. Her areas of scholarly expertise include Palestinian/Israeli cinema, German Cinema, Holocaust film, critical theory, and gender and sexuality studies. Her book-length publications include a multi-authored, co-edited encyclopedia, Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema (Scarecrow Press 2010; 2nd ed. 2020); two monographs, Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle: Towards a Critical Analytic of Palestine Solidarity Film (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) and Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2007); and three co-edited collections, Cinema of the Arab World (Palgrave 2020), Perspectives on German Cinema (G. K. Hall 1996), and A Companion to German Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell 2012). She has also published several articles on cinema of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict in academic journals and anthologies, including Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication (Brill), Spectator (USC), Situations (CUNY), Arab Studies Quarterly (Pluto), and the edited collection Teaching Transnational Cinema (Routledge); and in 2009 and 2016, she edited special issues on media, film and video for the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (Intellect).  From 2006-2008, Dr. Ginsberg served as co-chair of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Middle Eastern Caucus, and before that she was active as a community organizer in the New York City-based Jews Against the Occupation and in the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.  She has participated in conferences hosted by the Network of Arab American Professionals, the International Association of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, and has blogged for Arabisto, ZNet, Mondoweiss, and the Electronic Intifada.  Dr. Ginsberg has also been active in New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership, U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism.