Ranit Grossaug


Email: ranitg@gmail.com

Academic Background and fields of Interest

  • 2010- Studies for Ph.D. in Communication, supervised by Prof. Paul Frosh, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

  • 2007 MA in Communications, Thesis supervised by Prof. Tamar Liebes, "The image of childhood in Israeli children's programs produced by the Israel Broadcasting Authority (Channel 1) between 1968-1978", The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

  • 1999 B.A. with honors in Communication and Education, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


Since 2006 I'm working as a lecturer at the Open University and as an assistant Prof. at The College of Management in various courses for undergraduates (E.g. Communication as Culture; Growing-up with Television; Leisure, Culture and Communication- Comparative Aspects; Communication in history)

My research interest

Although there is a certain decrease in the amount of time people watch television, there is an increase in the amount of time people watch television content through different platforms. This is why I'm interested in television content and the relationship between television and new media and how it changes the media institutions. I'm also interested in the production of children’s television since producing content for this age group elucidates and intensifies the difficulties that television producers face today stemming from the need to engage parents and children while adhering to regulatory and ethical restrictions, which in turn, aggravates the economic stress.

Aiming to clarify questions regarding the production of children’s television, I conducted extensive ethnographic research at the Hop! Group, a central communication organization in Israel that broadcasts to preschoolers.

Presentations at Conferences:
  • The "responsible adult". ICA. Fukuoka, Japan. May, 2016.

  • "The Canadian Paradox". International Association for Media and Communication Research. July, 2014. Hyderabad, India.

  • "About platforms and production". The 14th Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May 2013.

  • "From Sami and Susu to Carusela". Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israel Communication Association. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-aviv, April 2012.

  • "This is my second childhood". Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Israel anthropological association. Open University, Raanana, April 2010.

  • "When Bourdieu met Latour at Children's Television". Making Television in the 21th Century. Aarhus, Denmark. October, 2013.

  • "People, Technology, and Children's Television Production". Culture Industries work. People processes and the Production of Symbolic text. A research workshop of the Israel Science Foundation. University of Haifa, Israel. October, 2013.


  • 2012. Peter Lougheed Graduate Fellowship in Canadian Studies, from the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Association for Canadian Studies.

  • 2011. The Levi Eshkol Institute for Social, Economic and Political Research in Israel.

  • 2007. The Lafer Centre for women and gender studies.

  • Won top Student Paper Award of Media Industry Studies Interest Group, ICA For the paper: The "responsible adult"- on media responsibility, off-screen activities and commercial preschool television