Revital Sharabi-Cohen

 

Email: revi.sharabi@mail.huji.ac.il

Academic Background and Fields of Interest


  • 2008 – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ph.D. Communication student

  • 2005 – 2008: Ben Gurion University, M.A. Communication (with Distinction).

  • 2001 – 2004: The College of Management Academic Studies- School of Media Studies, B.A in

  • Communication.

My major research interests are popular music and popular culture topics such as globalization, local culture, youth culture, and the role of art in the establishment of taste and legitimacy.



My Ph.D. research is about Hip Hop music in Israel, using Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory as a conceptual framework. My main interest is in the cultural significance of Hip Hop and Rap music in Israel, including the issue of "authenticity" and political protest in relation to Israeli Hip Hop. These issues are analyzed according to the internal cultural discourse of the field and also in terms of academic and media discourses defining Hip Hop externally.

Publications
  • "A Hairdresser, a Storyteller and a Writer": Research Report", Kesher Journal of Media And Communications History, Tel Aviv University, vol 38, Spring 2009.
Presentations and Conference Papers
  • "Glocal authenticity: Hip Hop in Israel".Metaksherim Conference, Haifa University, Haifa, 2011.
  • "A Hairdresser, a Storyteller and a Writer": The Arab-Jewish Woman in Modern Israeli Cinema. Israeli association for the study of language and society, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat gan, 2009.
  • "A Hairdresser, a Storyteller and a Writer": The Arab-Jewish Woman in Modern Israeli Cinema. The Israeli Sociology Society Annual Conference, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 2008

Recent Activities and Awards

  • The Levi Eshkol Institute for Social Economic and Political Grant for research, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012.

  • The Levi Eshkol Institute for Social Economic and Political Grant for research, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011.

  • The Department of Communication Fellowship for outstanding doctoral students at Hebrew University, 2009-2011.