Neta Peretz

19th and 20th century visual and material culture in France: leisure culture, images of women, feminine urban spaces, and artists of Jewish origin.

Neta Peretz is a PhD student in the department of Art History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed her undergraduate studies with honors in Art History and French Language and Literature at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and received her Master’s degree with honors from the Center for European Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, during which she completed graduate studies at the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV).

She wrote her MA thesis, titled:  “A Multifaceted Being: Jules Pascin’s Drawings of Women in the German Satirical Weekly Simplicissimuss, 1905-1914” under the supervision of ProfRichard I. Cohen, from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Dr. Mirjam Rajner, from Bar Ilan University.

Her dissertation, written under the supervision of Prof. Richard I. Cohen and Dr. Gal Ventura, explores the image of the Jewish woman in 19th century France, taking into consideration visual as well as textual primary sources. The project addresses the relation between stereotypes and reality, and offers an innovative look at the concept of “Jewishness”, Jewish femininity and the intersection of gender and antisemitism in 19th century France.

Since 2013 has been working as assistant curator in the Department of Modern Art at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.