Linda Dittmar’s early years (1939-1960) were marked by the turmoil of war and nation-building as Mandatory Palestine became Israel. Growing into Israeli adulthood, she witnessed the traumatic effects of both the Jews’ Holocaust and the Palestinians’ Nakba. In the U.S. since1961, she received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, taught literature and film studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and had visiting lectureships in Tel Aviv, India, and elsewhere. Her publications include From Hanoi to Hollywood and Multiple Voices in Feminist Film Criticism. Her work has been recognized by several residencies and distinguished awards, including the Fulbright Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.