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Miranda Crowdus

Department of Music

E: miranda.crowdus.1@city.ac.uk

Title of thesis: 'Building the House Anew' with Trans-National Musical Collaborations: Music Communities, Politics and Social Protest in the South Tel Aviv-Yafo Underground

Supervisors: Dr Laudan Nooshin (Music) and Dr Amnon Aran (International Politics)

Higher educational background

  • MPhil, University of Cambridge
  • MA, Bangor University
  • BMUS, University of Louisville.

Overview and research interests

My research examines syncretism and social protest in Jewish-Arab exchanges embedded in musical practices in South Tel Aviv. My research focuses primarily on Palestinian-Israeli Hip Hop and 'Muzika Etnit Yisraelit' (Israeli Ethnic Music).

Research interests

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Popular music
  • Middle Eastern Music (Bedouin, Palestinian and other)
  • Jewish Studies
  • Israel Studies
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Music and Conflict Transformation.


Book Review: (expected December 2013) Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork, Fran Markowitz, Ed. Review in: Jewish Culture and History (Routledge).

Book Chapter: 'Converging Communities, Deviance and Musical Voyeurism: "Third Space" Performances in South Tel Aviv' in Boundaries, Identity and Belonging in Modern Judaism. Cambridge Scholars (forthcoming).


Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

City University London

Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses: Introduction to Ethnomusicology (UG), Performance as Research (PG), Music of the Middle East (UG) and Urban Ethnomusicology (UG)

May - Aug 2010

University of Louisville

Music and Film: I designed and taught a course for third year undergraduates critically analysing the use of music in films, from the emergence of silent films to present day



Twitter: @mirac79