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Gannit Ankori (Hebrew: גנית אנקורי) is an Israeli art historian. She is Professor of Fine Arts and Chair in Israeli Art at the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. She was previously chair of the Department of Art History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.[1]

Ankori studies gender studies, Palestinian art, and the art of the Jewish diaspora.[2]

Ankori is regarded as a "champion" of Palestinian art and has devoted two decades of her career to the study of Palestinian art which she views as a continuous artistic tradition before and after the Nakba[2] of 1948. Her sister is the actress Gilat Ankori.


She has published extensively in the fields of Mexican, Palestinian, and Israeli art, as well as feminist cultural studies. Her articles have been printed in Hebrew, Arabic, French, German, and English.

  • Palestinian art, Reaktion Books, 2006
  • Imaging her selves: Frida Kahlo's poetics of identity and fragmentation, Greenwood Press, 2002
  • The Fractured Self: Identity and Fragmentation in the Art of Frida Kahlo, 1994


  • Yocheved Weinfeld's portraits of the self, Gannit Ankori, (Woman's Art Journal, vol. 10 no.2, 1989)


  1. ^ Scholarly Association Settles 'Libel Tourism' Case , Jennifer Howard, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 18, 2008 [1]
  2. ^ a b Neutrals, Caught in the Crossfire, by J.J. Goldberg, The Jewish Daily Forward, July 10, 2008, [2]