(May 2015) Selected as a member of the Israel Young Academy, a group of 30 outstanding Israeli scholars under the age of 45 in all fields of science ( 

(June 2015) The Korea Foundation Award to conduct research in Korea.

(June 2014) The Japan Foundation Award to conduct research in Japan.

(October 2012) Professor Yoram Ben-Porat Presidential Award for Outstanding Young  Researcher for the year 2012-2013. click here for reading about this awarding  (Hebrew).

(November 2011, December 2012) Selected as a member of Israel Academy of Sciences' Young Scientists Forum in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

(September 2010) Sir Zelman Cowen University Fund, for academic exchange fellowship at The University of Sydney.

(2009-2014) During five consecutive years named in the Outstanding Teachers List, based on students’ annual evaluation survey.

(October 2007) The Sixth Iue Asia-Pacific Research Prize for outstanding dissertation written on society and culture in Asia. Information available in:

Research Grants

1. Israel Science Foundation (ISF)  (2010-2013) 

Project: Fusion Japanese-American Anime: The Global Economy of Trans-cultural Production (NIS 157,500 per year for 3 years).
This three-year project, conducted together with Dr. Miki Daliot-Bul(Haifa University), investigates the emergence of new trans-cultural production system through employing an interdisciplinary approach that combines a politico-economical perspective with a cultural perspective, focusing on collaborations between Japanese and American companies in the making and marketing of animation. Beyond the production of animation  itself, the research attempts to develop an integrative framework to analyze the recently emerging global economy of trans-national cultural productions in an age of globalization.
2. FP7 Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant, EU  (2008-2012)

Project: Popular Culture and Regionalization in East Asia (Euro 100,000 for 4 years).
This research project, which started in October 2008, examines the  dramatic changes in East and Southeast Asia’s popular culture markets over the past two decades. The research focuses on the cases of Japanese, Chinese, Korean,  and Thai poplar cultures: their emergence, activities, expansion to other markets in the region, interaction with each other, and their relations with the state. This is a first major attempt to produce an updated and empirically- plausible account of this region’s popular culture industries and advance the theoretical understanding on the way regions are being constructed and conceptualized, and the role of popular culture in this process.