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Jehanne-Marie Gavarini

Jehanne-Marie Gavarini, M.F.A. Chair of Art & Design, Professor

Research Interest

Contemporary art practice, visual language, representations of gender, European cinema, social justice, design and sustainability.

Educational Background

M.F.A., Art, University of California Davis
M.F.A., Art, University of California Berkeley


Jehanne-Marie Gavarini is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. In addition to her artistic work, Gavarini writes about art, European cinema and visual culture. She is co-translator of Tomboy (University of Nebraska Press, 2007), an autobiographical novel by acclaimed Franco-Algerian writer Nina Bouraoui. Recent publications include “Shifting Sands: Imaginary Space and National Identity in Cédric Klapisch’s Peut-être in ”Postcolonial Film: Imaging Identity, Culture and Resistance (New York and London: Routledge, 2014), “Visual and Linguistic Frontiers in Abdellatif Kechiche’s L'Esquive” in Frontiers of Screen History: Imagining European Borders in Cinema, 1945–2010 (UK: Intellect, 2013), and "Rewind: The Will to Remember, the Will to Forget in Michael Haneke's Caché" in Millennial Cinema Memory in Global Film (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012).