PHD Researchers

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Roni Mikel Arieli

PhD Researcher
ronimikel@gmail.com

Roni Mikel Arieli is a PhD candidate at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she is writing her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Louise Bethlehem and Dr. Amos Goldberg on Holocaust memory in South Africa under apartheid and after the transition to democracy. 

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She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Politics and Government from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her MA thesis focused on the political mobilization of Holocaust memory within the struggle of African asylum seekers for recognition in Israel during the 2000s. In addition to her status as a PhD Fellow in APARTHEID-STOPS, she is a member of the 2014 cohort of the Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship program.

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Yair Hashachar

PhD Researcher
hashachar@gmail.com

Yair Hashachar is a PhD candidate in Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds an MA in Cultural Studies from the Hebrew University and a BA in Psychology and in Amirim – the Humanities-based interdisciplinary honors program. 

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He has received various prizes and grants, including the Gina Shapira award in Cultural Studies and the Vital-Capital scholarship. Yair Hashachar completed his MA thesis in the framework of APARTHEID-STOPS, entitled “Miriam Makeba in Guinea—Deterritorializing History through Music.” As an PhD researcher, he is currently investigating the itineraries of South African jazz musicians, particularly in the context of African decolonization and pan-Africanism. His doctoral research deals with contemporary forms of "musical pan-Africanism" and their relation to earlier forms of pan-African cultural formations. Yair is also a musician specializing in jazz and West African music.

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Ron Levi

PhD Researcher
ronlev82@gmail.com

Ron Levi is a PhD candidate in the Program in Cultural Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he is writing his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Edwin Seroussi. 

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He holds an MA degree in Sociology and Political Science from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His dissertation discusses the politics of contemporary Israeli Indie music in relation to network society. His research interests focus on music and contemporary culture through the construction of sounds and their interrelations with musical diplomacy and cultural mediation, a field of expertise which he brings to bear on his work as a doctoral researcher in APARTHEID-STOPS.

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Norma Musih

PhD Researcher

Norma Musih is a PhD candidate in the department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University writing her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. John Louis Lucaites.

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In her research, she traces a link between imagination and images in order to challenge the national imaginary through a close analysis of aerial, historical and activists photographs in Israel/Palestine. Her research is informed by her curatorial experience and activist engagement.

Norma holds a B.F.A from Bezalel Academy of Arts and an M.A (Magna Cum Laude) form the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her thesis: “Angels in the Skies of Manshiye: On Three Practices of Ruination: A Visual Genealogy,” was written under the supervision of Dr. Louise Bethlehem.

Norma published her work in English and Hebrew, and presented in national and international conferences. Her research have been generously funded by Indiana University and the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society, Villanova University.

 For a full list of presentations and publications see: http://indiana.academia.edu/NormaMusih

 

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Daniel Salem

Daniel Salem

PhD Researcher

Daniel Salem is a PhD candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is writing his dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Louise Bethlehem and Prof. Moshe Sluhovsky on the influence of exile on pan-African thought among African American and South African political dissidents during the Cold War. 

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He holds BA and MA degrees in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His MA thesis analyses episodes of religious violence that took place in the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity. As a researcher on the APARTHEID-STOPS team he is currently engaged with the pan-Africanists Stokely Carmichael and Kwame Nkrumah and their role in the anti-apartheid movement.    

He holds BA and MA degrees in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His MA thesis analyses episodes of religious violence that took place in the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity. As a researcher on the APARTHEID-STOPS team he is currently engaged with the pan-Africanists Stokely Carmichael and Kwame Nkrumah and their role in the anti-apartheid movement.    

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