Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where she chaired the Department of Performance Studies for more than a decade. She teaches courses on the aesthetics of everyday life, world's fairs, museum theatre, tourist productions, food and performance, and Jewish performance, folklore, and ethnography. She is affiliated with the Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and has served on advisory committees for six interdepartmental programs - American Studies, Liberal Studies, Metropolitan Studies, Religious Studies, Museum Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Studiesâ€”as well as for the Department of Food Studies and Nutrition at New York University.
She is currently co-convening the Working Group on Jews, Religion, and Media at New York Universityâ€™s Center for Religion and Media, New York University, with Jeffrey Shandler. A major project of the Jewish Working Group is Modiya, an online resource for scholars, teachers, and students (http://modiya.nyu.edu). She is also co-convening the Jews and Performance colloquium, jointly sponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary and New York University, with Edna Nahshon.