Raya Morag is an Associate Professor of cinema studies at the Department of Communication and Journalism, the Hebrew University. Her research and publications deal with post-traumatic cinema and ethics; cinema, war, and masculinity; perpetrator trauma; documentary cinema; New German Cinema; Vietnam War Films; Israeli and Palestinian second Intifada cinema; and corporeal-feminist film critique. Her current research projects focus on the perpetrator figure and societal trauma in cinema, and New Cambodian Cinema.
She is the author of Defeated Masculinity: Post-Traumatic Cinema in the Aftermath of War (Peter Lang, 2009); The Defeated Male. Cinema, Trauma, War (Koebner Series, Jerusalem, and Resling, Tel Aviv, 2011, in Hebrew); Waltzing with Bashir: Perpetrator Trauma and Cinema (I.B. Tauris, London and New York, 2013) and Perpetrator Trauma and Israeli Intifada Cinema (Resling, Tel Aviv, 2017, in Hebrew).
Morag is a Guest Editor for Studies in Documentary Film’s special issue on Israeli Documentary Cinema (Volume 6, Issue 3, April 2012). Published by Intellect Books, the edition can be found at: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2396/.
Her work has appeared in such journals as Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura, The Communication Review, Journal of Film & Video, International Journal of Communication, and Framework.
At the Hebrew University, Morag teaches courses on visual culture, documentary cinema and human rights, perpetration and victimhood in current Israeli and Palestinian cinema,introduction to aesthetics of cinema, Vietnam war movies, New German cinema, and glocal cinema around the world.
Morag is a recipient of an Israel Science Foundation Grant (2013-2017) for her current project on The Perpetrator Figure and Societal Trauma in Cinema.
She writes a cinema column in Haaretz, Literature and Culture.