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Prof. Dr. Margaret Olin

Department of Religious Studies, Yale University, United States

Margaret Olin is Senior Lecturer emerita, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University. When at Yale she taught seminars in visual theory, the visual culture of witnessing and commemoration, and the religious performance of space. She has her PhD in History of Culture from the University of Chicago and completed studies in photography at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Among her recent books are Touching Photographs (Chicago, 2012), and Photography and Imagination (New York and London, 2019), edited with Amos Morris-Reich. She co-edits, with Katrin Kogman-Appel,  Maya Balakirsky-Katz and Steven Fine, the journal Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture. She is also a curator and photographer, whose work has been shown in Germany, Israel, and the United States. A book of photographic texts, The Bitter Landscapes of Palestine, with David Shulman, is in progress.