BA, MA, PhD

Inst., Art History & Women's & Gender, Art History Coordinator
School of Humanities
School of Social Sciences
Women's & Gender Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities - Art History

604.986.1911 ext. 2489
Fir Building, room FR404
eelhanan@capilanou.ca

Education

PhD, History of Art, Indiana University, 2006.

MA, History of Art, Indiana University, 2001.

BA, Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997.

BA, History of Art and East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996.

Bio

Efrat El-Hanany (PhD, Indiana University, 2006) graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BA in the History of Art and East Asian Studies and a BA in Education. After several years of experience teaching and developing educational programs at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, she went on to earn an MA and a PhD from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Her PhD dissertation, Beating the Devil: Images of the Madonna del Soccorso in Italian Renaissance Art, focused on issues of iconography, gender, and social and religious history. El-Hanany is also a member of the Women & Gender Studies (WGST) department at Capilano University.

My teaching interests at Capilano University include the art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, art traditions of Asia, outcasts and others in western art, women and art, and themes of historical and contemporary art, including new traditions of the monument. I have been teaching Introduction to Women's Studies (WGST 100) for the past several years. I also coordinate the annual Spring Lecture Series in Art History at Capilano University.

I continue to offer occasional continuing studies courses and guest lectures for the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver and other local cultural groups.

My PhD dissertation, Beating the Devil: Images of the Madonna del Soccorso in Italian Renaissance Art, focused on issues of iconography, gender, and social and religious history.

My current research interests include Renaissance devotional art, Asian and Jewish art traditions, contemporary art and new conceptions of the commemorative monument.

Art Historical editor for a novel, The Towers of Tuscany, by author Carol M. Cram, January 2014.

Public Bodies, The Capilano Review 10 (Winter 2010): 5-11, 2010.

Unspeakable Infanticide and Divine Intervention in the Italian Renaissance: The Case of the Madonna del Soccorso Typology, Proceedings of the Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory conference sponsored by the WAPACC Organization. Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, October 2006.

Sex in the Imperial Garden: An Unpublished Chinese Pillow Book in the Kinsey Institute, Apollo:The International Magazine of the Arts 161 (March 2005): 66-74, 2005.

Diabolic Seduction: A Physiognomic Reading of El Grecos Fable, Oculus: Journal for the History of Art 6: 8-21, 2003.

Kol anshei ha keisar (All the Emperors Men: Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors), Mishkafayim-The Israel Museums Art Quarterly 31 (Earth): 19-21, 1998.

Bone ha chalomot (Builder of Dreams: Gerhard Richters Neuschwanstein of Mad King Ludwig II), Mishkafayim The Israel Museums Art Quarterly 28 (Dreams): 9-10, 1997.

Representative of Capilano University's Status of Women Committee (SWC), Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE), 2016-18.

Team Award for Service and Innovation, Employee Recognition Awards, Capilano University, May 2014.

Travel and research from the Kress Foundation and Indiana University, 2001-05.