Dr. Gilad Padva is a film, culture, visual communication, men's studies and queer theory scholar. He is the author of Straight Skin, Gay Masks and Pretending to Be Gay on Screen (Routledge, 2020) and Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture (2014). He is the co-editor of Leisure and Cultural Change in Israeli Society (Routledge, 2020); Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (2014); and Intimate Relationships in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture. He publishes extensively in peer-reviewed journals, e.g. Cinema Journal, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, etc., and he contributes chapters to edited volumes in culture, cinema and gender studies, e.g. Corporeal Inscriptions: Representations of the Body in Cultural and Literary Texts and Practices, Queering the Popular Pitch, Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion and Routledge International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. He also writes entries for international encyclopedias. Dr. Padva currently works for the Graduate Program in Gender and Women Studies with NCJW at Tel Aviv University and the Post Graduate Program in Design Curating in Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
cinema studies, television studies, cultural studies, visual communication, men's studies, sexuality studies, queer theory, nostalgia studies, authenticity and masquerade studies, stardom and diva studies, body politics studies, identity politics studies, visual rhetoric studies, semiotics, aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, Foucauldian studies, Frankfurt School
I'm interested in reading books and magazines, writing, watching films and telelvision, wood-cutting and painting, visiting galleries and museums, veganism, activism, social media.