Miri Talmon

Miri Talmon

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    presentation of Israeli history and politics in the cinema, exporting Israeli television to the US, pluralism in the Israeli cinema​


    Miri Talmon is a scholar of media culture, cinema, and television, who specializes in Israeli cultural history and comparative approaches to the Israeli and American cultures. 

    Talmon’s Ph. D. was awarded by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Communication and Journalism, her B.A and M.A by Tel-Aviv University (Applied Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Film and Television). She is the author of Israeli Graffiti: Nostalgia, Groups and Collective Identity in Israeli Cinema, which was published by Haifa University Press and The Open University Press in 2001. She is the –editor, with Yaron Peleg, of the anthology “Israeli Cinema- Identities in Motion”, published in 2011 by the University of Texas Press.  

    Talmon’s research focuses on popular media culture-both in the Israeli and American contexts, mostly film and television, on identity politics in the media and on representations of cultural history in the media and the arts.

    Dr. Talmon has lectured at The Open University of Israel, Tel-Aviv University (Department of Film and Television), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Department of Communication and Journalism), and Haifa University (Department of Communication), and in the United States: University of Miami, FL; Florida Atlantic University, FL; Wesleyan University, CT, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, The Jewish Theological Seminary in NY and currently at Smith College, Northampton MA.  

    In Israel she teaches at Tel Aviv University, Department of Film and Television, in the graduate program, where she specializes in television research and theory. As chair of the Department of Communication at the Nazareth Academic Insistute, Dr. Talmon brings to her work an ardent faith in a vision of academic studies which facilitate the encounter among students from diverse communities in Israeli society.  She is working towards an 
    exemplary school of communication and film production, in which creativity and excellence go in tandem with tolerance, multicultural diversity and idealistic commitment of all faculty and students to peace, intellectual open mindedness and tolerance. 

    Currently Dr. Talmon is teaching at Smith college, as the  Schusterman Visiting Professor of Israeli Studies, courses about Israeli Cinema and Culture.

    Contact: mtalmon@smith.edu