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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 first year 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 in European Studies, also from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She spent one academic year of her Master’s studies at the Paris-Sorbonne University.

Her research interests focus on 19th and 20th century visual and material culture in France, particularly leisure culture, images of women, feminine urban spaces, and artists of Jewish origin and their intricate relation with their non-Jewish surroundings. 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 Prof. Richard I. Cohen, from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Dr. Mirjam Rajner, from Bar Ilan University.

Her dissertation will explore the image of the Jewess (or the belle juive) in 19th and 20th century French visual culture.

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