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Maya Balakirsky Katz is Professor of Art History at Touro College and on the faculty of Touro’s Graduate School of Jewish Studies.  She has written on the intersection of religious identity and media in essay collections, exhibition catalogs, and encyclopedias, as well as journals, such as AJS Review, Jewish Social Studies, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Contemporary Jewry, Modern Judaism, and Israel Studies.  She is co-editor of Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture.  She is the author of The Visual Culture of Chabad (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Drawing the Iron Curtain: Jews and the Golden Age of Soviet Animation (Rutgers, 2016).

Lectures: 

  • The Soviet Mickey Mouse: Jews in Soviet Animation
  • The Sacred Geography of Contemporary Hasidism
  • Facing the Subject: Rabbinical Portraiture and the Female Gaze