Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies at New York University, where she chaired her department for over a decade. She is also Affiliated Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Working at the convergence of performance studies and visual culture studies, she teaches courses on museums, heritage, tourism, and world's fairs. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums and Heritage and Image Before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864-1939 (with Lucjan Dobroszycki), among others. She is currently co-editing The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Times with Jonathan Karp (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming); Art from Start to Finish with Howard Becker and Robert Faulkner (University of Chicago Press); and Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformation with Ivan Karp, Corinne Kratz et al (forthcoming).
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