Media Scientist & Co-Editor
of Jalta Magazine
With a panel discussion we would like to shed light on the disinvitation of Talib Kweli from the Open Source Festival in connection with the subject of BDS. Dr. Lea Wohl von Haselberg looks at the topic from the perspective of applied sciences and the media and film sector.
Dr. Lea Wohl von Haselberg, born 1984, is a film and media scientist who researches and writes about German-Jewish themes and memory culture. After studying theatre, film and media studies in Frankfurt am Main, she earned her doctorate in Hamburg and Haifa with a thesis on Jewish feature film characters in West German film and television.
Her research is located at the intersection of media studies and Jewish studies. Her research focuses on the representation of Jewish themes in German discourses and (audiovisual) memory cultures. She is an associate member of the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg and co-editor of the magazine Jalta – Positionen zur jüdischen Gegenwart. Since October 2017 she has been working on a research project on work biographies of Jewish filmmakers in Germany.