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Bahar, Shirly



Dr. Shirly Bahar is the Director of Cultural and Academic Programs at the American Jewish Historical Society in NYC, where she also curates art projects related to the historic exhibitions. Shirly was the founder of the 1st Mizrahi Film Series at NYU (2014). Shirly is currently working on a book based on her dissertation, “Reliving Pain, Living On: Performance, Affect, and the Body in Palestinian and Mizrahi Documentary Cinema 2002-2012, written at NYU’s Hebrew and Judaic Studies Department under Ella Shohat’s supervision. Shirly’s article “Restrictions Apply: Agency, Affect and Reenactment in Einat Amir’s Performance and Video Installation Our Best Intentions” was published in Third Text (August 2015). Shirly’s article “Coming Out as Queen: Queer Studies, Jewish Identity, and the Book of Esther” was published in Studies in Gender and Sexuality Journal (September 2012).

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