Terri Ginsberg

Occupation: College Professor

University: The American University in Cairo


Terri Ginsberg is a film scholar and Palestine solidarity activist. She is the author of several books, including Visualizing the Palestinian Struggle: Towards a Critical Analytic of Palestine Solidarity Film; Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema (w/Chris Lippard); and Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology. She has taught university courses on Palestinian cinema and on cinema of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. She has also written many articles and film reviews, including for Arab Studies Quarterly, International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, The Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, and Arabisto. In 2008, she was fired from North Carolina State University for providing a favorable introduction to a campus screening of a Palestinian film. After a 3-1/2-year legal battle and 5 years of academic blacklisting, she found teaching work in Cairo, Egypt, where she is presently based.

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appears. The old world is dying away, and the new world struggles to come forth: Now is the time of monsters.”–Antonio Gramsci