I am a musicologist specializing in the aesthetics and socio-cultural history of music. 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. As a Lise Meitner Fellow, I lead the FWF-funded project “Proletarian Voices: Emotion and Tradition in the Austrian Workers’ Music Movement,” based at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
My research focus is music and musical thought from the late nineteenth century to the present, with a particular emphasis on central Europe, music and political thought, sound art and technology, and the history of music theory and philosophy. Being a native speaker of Hebrew, I am also interested in Jewish and Israeli art and popular music. Underlying my diverse studies is an abiding interest in music as a medium of knowledge and emotional expressivity. 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 with a dissertation on Arnold Schoenberg and avant-garde notions of progress in music history (published by Bärenreiter). My doctoral research was sponsored by fellowships from the Minerva Foundation of the Max Planck Society, the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme), and by a research grant from the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. As a postdoctoral researcher, I have been awarded a two-year Newton International Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. I pursued further postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and served as Research Fellow of IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies.