I am a musicologist (PhD, Humboldt University of Berlin) with background as a classical guitar player and extensive international experience in teaching, research, project work, and public lecturing. I have held positions in several academic institutions, including the University of Cambridge, Tel Aviv University, Berlin University of the Arts, and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
My primary focus as a researcher is the aesthetics and cultural history of music with a particular emphasis on contemporary music, music in relation to literature, music and political thought, sound art, and the history of music theory and philosophy. Being a native speaker of Hebrew, my research interests encompass also Jewish and Israeli art and popular music. Underlying my diverse studies is an abiding interest in the construction of knowledge and cultural values in the medium of music and sound. I received various grants and awards in support and acknowledgment of my academic work, including the Austrian Musicological Society’s Publication Prize.
I studied at Tel Aviv University (BA and MA, summa cum laude) and at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. I completed my doctoral studies at Humboldt University in Berlin under the supervision of Christian Kaden (1946-2015). My doctoral research was supported by fellowships from the Minerva Foundation of the Max Planck Society and the German National Academic Foundation (Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme) and by a research grant from the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. Following my doctoral studies, I have been awarded a Newton International Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and held research positions at the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and at IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna.