Dr. Ayelet Zohar is a Lecturer at the Art History Department. She received her PhD from University of London (2007), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford Univesrity (2007-9), and a second postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution (2011). Dr. Zohar main fields of research are the histoy and theory of phorography, contemporary art and visual culture in Japan.
Dr. Zohar has published extensively on issues of camouflage, schizoabnalysis, gender, and war memory in Japanese photography and contemporary art, and has developed her own reading of photography in Japan as an Opaque medium.
Dr. Zohar is a transdisciplinary artist and independent curator, and in 2015 her curatorial project entitled "Beyond Hiroshima: The Return of the Repressed" was on show at the Tel Aviv Universirty Art Gallery.