Raya Morag is an Associate Professor of cinema studies and Head of The Smart Family Institute of Communications at the Department of Communication and Journalism. 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.
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); and Waltzing with Bashir: Perpetrator Trauma and Cinema (I.B. Tauris, London and New York, 2013). Morag is a Guest Editor for Studies in Documentary Film’s special issue on Israeli Documentary Cinema (April 2013). 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.
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.