Dr. Efrat El-Hanany

Dr. Efrat El-Hanany is a faculty member in the Art History Department at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BA in Art History and East Asian Studies and a BA in Education. She earned 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 (2006), focuses on issues of iconography, gender, and social and religious history. Her engagement with art history has taken many forms, with interests in contemporary art and the art of China. Her publications in these fields include the 2005 article “Sex in the Imperial Garden: An Unpublished Chinese Pillow Book in the Kinsey Institute,” in Apollo: The International Magazine of the Arts, and her paper “The Heroics of Disability: The Terry Fox Monument Phenomenon” presented at the CAA Annual Conference in New York (2015).