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
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).
- 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