Assistant Professor
Department of the Arts


Brief Biography

Terri Ginsberg is assistant professor of film at The American University in Cairo. She received her doctorate in cinema studies from New York University and, before coming to AUC, taught film, media, literary and cultural studies at Rutgers University, NYU, Dartmouth College, Ithaca College, SUNY-Purchase and the City University of New York. Her areas of scholarly expertise include Palestinian/Israeli cinema, German Cinema, Holocaust film, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies and theories of academic pedagogy and institutions. Her book-length publications include a multi-authored, co-edited encyclopedia, Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema; two monographs, Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle: Towards a Critical Analytic of Palestine Solidarity Film and Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology; and two co-edited collections, Perspectives on German Cinema and A Companion to German Cinema. She has also published several articles on cinema of the Palestinian-Israeli struggle, among other topics, in anthologies and academic journals, some of which she has co-edited in the form of special issues, including Teaching Transnational Cinema, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Spectator, Situations (co-ed.), Arab Studies Quarterly (co-ed.), Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Textual Practice, Genders, GLQ, and Journal of the History of Sexuality. She also edited two special issues on film and media of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, which she serves as a member of the advisory board. Additionally, she wrote the scholarly essay which accompanies Olive Films' remastered Blu-ray version of Playing for Time (starring Vanessa Redgrave). Ginsberg has served as co-chair of several caucuses of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, including the Middle East Caucus, the Caucus on Class, the Queer Caucus, and the Caucus Coordinating Committee. In addition to scholarly writing, she also blogs for Arabisto, ZNet, Mondoweiss and the Electronic Intifada, and is a film reviewer for Cineaste.