Animating Refugees – Making the Real seem Fictional or Involving the Viewer?
Dr. Nea Ehrlich completed her PhD in the Department of Art History at the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD thesis on contemporary animated documentaries linked new media aesthetics with the documentary turn in visual culture. Her research straddles Contemporary Art, Animation, Media Studies, Film and Gaming. Nea co-organized the 2011 Animated Realities conference, has published articles in edited volumes and journals and is co-editor of Drawn from Life, the 2017 anthology about animated documentaries published by Edinburgh University Press. She has taught at Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University and is currently a Polonsky Polonsky Academy Fellow, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.