Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. Her books include 'Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices', 'Talking Visions: Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age', and with Robert Stam 'Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media' and 'Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism'.
'Shohat's Israeli Cinema is a tour-de-force. Not only is it theoretically sophisticated, it is also deeply rooted in the changing politics andperceptions of the Israeli predicament as they bear upon Israeli films. With brillianthumanistic insight, Shohat describes the underlying ideological myths and allegoricalstructures and contributes significantly to a new, enlarged understanding of the dynamicsbetween Ashkenazi and Sephardic communities, and between them and the Palestinians.' - Edward Said