Ada Ackerman works as a research fellow at THALIM/CNRS (French National Research Center, Paris). A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), she is an art historian and has worked extensivley on Sergei Eisenstein,
Eisenstein et Daumier, des affinités électives (Paris: Armand Colin, 2013). She has collaborated to the exhibition 1917 held in 2012 at the Centre Pompidou in Metz and she has taught art history for six years at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon. She is currently editing a book on Eisenstein’s library,
Reading with Eisenstein (Montreal : Caboose Books, forthcoming). She is also preparing an exhibition on the myth of the Golem for Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme (Paris). Her current research project focuses on Margaret BourkeWhite’s photographic experiences of Soviet Russia. It investigates Russian and Soviet photographic magazines and journals of the 1920s. Ada Ackerman has been invited to New York University by Prof. Shelley Rice to explore the influence of these publications on the American press and American leftwing circles.
September – October 2015