Dr. Yael Levy

The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television
ביה"ס לקולנוע וטלוויזיה ע"ש סטיב טיש סגל אקדמי בכיר

General Information

Yael Levy is a Senior Lecturer at the Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of Chick TV: Antiheroines and Time Unbound (Syracuse University Press, 2022), and her writing on gender, race, sexuality, and textuality in television has appeared in Feminist Media Studies, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, and more. Her anthology, Israeli Television: Local Visions, Global Contexts, coedited with Miri Talmon, was published by Routledge in 2021.


Boxed In: Pandemic TV as Intersectional Renegotiation of Feminist Attitudes Toward the HomeTelevision and New Media, 2024


Their Bodies, Their Selves: Reflexivity and Embodiment in 2010s Women's Autobiographical Author-Performer TV Dramedies. Camera Obscura, 2023.
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.Chick TV: Antoheroines and Time Unbound. Syracuse University Press, 2022


.Israeli Television: Global Contexts, Local Visions. ​Coedited with Miri Talmon. Routledge, 2021


“A Sexual Subject: Black Women’s Sexuality in Insecure.” Feminist Media Studies, 2020. <https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2020.1722723>


“Serial Housewives: The Feminist Resistance of The Real Housewives’ Matrixial Structure.” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 2018. <https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/zmdRKGGi4tF6aZZiCHUD/full>


“Girls’ Issues: The Feminist Politics of Girls’ Celebration of the ‘Trivial.’” In HBO's Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege. Eds. Elwood Watson, Jennifer Mitchell, Marc E. Shaw. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.


It Was Death; I Chose Life – Feminist Resistance in The Hours, Book and Film.” History and Theory, Bezalel, 2011. <http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/en/1301858337/1302071726>




Feminist Television Theories

Revenge of the Housewife: Women and Domesticity in US Film and Television

​Black and White TV: US Television and Race

Streaming and Web Series

Modern and Contemporary Film Theories


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