Dr. Emma Gashinsky

Dr. Emma Gashinsky

Dr. Emma Gashinsky

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Dr. Emma Gashinsky is a cultural researcher, an art historian, and a curator, specializing in contemporary and Israeli visual culture.  She has earned her Ph.D. at the Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University (2018), with a dissertation titled “Henry Shelesnyak – Between American and Israeli Art”. Her studies explore contemporary Israeli Identity through the lens of visual culture and the arts. Her current research focuses on visual and performative representations of multiculturalism, migration, and Diasporic heritage in contemporary Israel.

Dr. Gashinsky is also an adjunct fellow at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She has recently completed two post-doctoral fellowships, at the Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington (2020) and at the Kreitman School for Advanced Studies, Ben-Gurion University (2019). Until recently, Dr. Gashinsky was the curator of the Levin Foundation for Israeli art, Jerusalem. Her exhibition catalogue Israel: Land & Identity, was published in 2015, accompanying the show at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Ohio.

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