Ilana Eloit is a political scientist and historian, specialising in feminist and queer theories, and the history of feminist, lesbian and homosexual movements.
Holder of a doctorate from the London School of Economics and a graduate of IEP, Paris, she is currently a researcher at the CNRS. She teaches at the IEP in Paris, at Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye and at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis. In 2011, with Jonathan D. Katz, she curated the exhibition Lesbians Seeing Lesbians: Building Community in Early Feminist Photography at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York. As well as teaching a course in art history at the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, she has worked for many cultural institutions, including MoMA, the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou Metz