sarah lightman

Sarah Lightman is an artist, author and curator. In this website you can find out more about her publications, lectures and artwork. Sarah's studio is at the Koppel Hive.



Photography by Louise Beecham

Sarah Lightman on the 'Graphic Details: Confessional Comics By Jewish Women' exhibition at  WOW, The South Bank Centre


Recent Academic Awards

Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Arts at Birkbeck College, University of London (2018/19)

Rothschild Foundation Travel Grant (2017)

Artwork in Exhibitions

"Sarah Lightman Art and Film"

Mother Egg Review Gallery

"Lower East Side Walk Up"

POW!!! Jewish Comic Art And Influence

03 St. Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238.

"Half Full Half Empty", Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth curated by Ori Z. Soltes, Jerusalem Biennale  and Derfner Museum, NYC (January/February).

"The Reluctant Bride", The Inking Woman, The Cartoon Museum London and touring (2017/2018)

Forthcoming Talks and Workshops

for a full list of previous talks please see here

"Jewish Motherhood/Unmotherhood: Breastfeeding, IVF and The Holocaust", "Jewish Women and Comics Panel",

European Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Krakow, Poland (July)

Megillat Esther Levy in Miriam Katin’s We Are On Our Own

British Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference
Durham University(July)

Autobiographical Comic Book Workshop

Jewish Museum, London (July)

"Postnatal Depression in Miriam Katin’s We Are On Own"
Conference of the Comics Studies Society

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (August)

  "The Book of Sarah", (Keynote), (Self-)documentation and (Self) Constitution of Gendered Cultural Identities

Bochum, Germany (January 2019)

Recent publications/press

for a full list of publications please see here

Crossing The Void: The Constructive Wilderness that Is Post-Submission (February 2018)

International Auto/BiographyAssociation  New Scholars Network

"Sarah Lightman/The Book of Sarah" in The Inking Woman (Myriad Editions) by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate (March 2018)








The Book of Sarah

(Myriad Editions, April 2019)



‘Sarah Lightman is like the poster-child for a new kind of feminist activist— scholar, artist, curator, and cheerleader for comics that reveal and shape new forms of Jewish consciousness’

Ariel Kahn, Jewish Quarterly, Summer 2017





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© Sarah Lightman 2013