MAPS: Academic team

Ruthie Abeliovich

An adjunct lecturer in the Theatre Studies Department at the Hebrew University, at the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts (Graduate Program) at Tel-Aviv University, and at the Western Galilee Collage. She recently completed her PhD titled: Voice, Identity, Presence: The Rhetoric’s of Ventriloquism in Contemporary Women’s Voice Art, in the Department of Theatre Arts (Graduate program) at Tel Aviv University. Her main academic interests are feminist performance art, and theories of sound and embodiment.

Hava Aldouby

Received her PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and lectures on moving-image art at the Hebrew University’s School of the Arts. Author of Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film, University of Toronto Press (2013). Research interests include the seam between visual arts and cinema, especially historic and contemporary experimental cinema, as well as the interface between the visual arts and the digital age, i.e., video art and new-media art.

Diego Rotman

Wrote his PhD “Performance as Cultural Critique: On Dzigan and Shumachers’ Theater 1927-1980″ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem and Prof. Yechiel Sheintuch. He teaches art and performance at the Bezalel Art Academy and at the School of Visual Theater. Together with Lea Mauas he edited the “Hearat-Shulaym” art journal, curated many exhibitions in Israel abroad and founded and directed the Mamuta Art and Media Center, at the Hansen House in Jerusalem.

Omri Ruah Midbar

Wrote his PhD on popular music in the digital age at the Science, Technology and Society program at Bar-Ilan University. As part of his post-doctoral position at Tel Aviv University, he organized a forum on digital arts. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the ATOM project at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a lecturer at several academic institutes (Zefat Academic College, the Society and Art Academic College in Netanya, David Yellin College, Lander Institute, Levinsky College, and Ashkelon Academic College). His fields of research include Digital Culture, New Media, Futurism and Digital/Popular/Spiritual Music.

Dani Schrire

Obtained his BA in Philosophy and Geography (2002) and MA in Geography (2006), both from the Hebrew University. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University in folklore in 2012. He was previously affiliated to the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt University Berlin and a fellow at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology at Göttingen University (2011). Currently he is a post-doctoral Warburg fellow at the Institute for Jewish studies at the Hebrew University, teaching at the program for folklore and folk-culture. His current research focuses on the emergence of Jewish folklore in international networks; he also studies reflections on the “Pretty Jewess” in Jewish and Christian ballads.

Josef Sprinzak

A vocal performance artist, sound artist, teacher and researcher, among the first sound poets in Israel. Performs at various events of music, performance art, visual art and theater in Israel and in Europe. Holds a MSc degree in computer science and a PhD in the humanities – in poetics of vocal performance art (Ben-Gurion University in the Negev). Lectures and conducts workshops in the Jerusalem Music and Dance Academy and in the theater department in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.