Yoav Kanyas


Email: yoavka@bezeqint.net

Academic Background and Fields of Interest

  • 2004-2006: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.A. – Communication & Journalism.

  • 1996-1999: The College of Management Academic studies, B.A.- Communication & Management.

  • 1995: Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Humanities: English and Hebrew literature.

Research Interests:

Communication as culture.

The construction of discourses of sexuality in society and culture.

Discourse, ideology & power relations in society and the media.

Gay & lesbian studies and queer theory.

The construction of identity and social struggles in urban space.  

  • kanyas, Y. (2012). "Crusing" between the lines: A discourse of oppression,danger and intimacy in the Israeli gay press. Kesher: Journal of media and  communications history in Israel and the Jewish world,43, 100-114. (in Hebrew).

Publications Under Review

  • Hassid-Levi, M. &Ashuri,T. (2013). Film policy and the construction of a nation: Regulating the film industry in early Israel

Conferences Presentations

  • "Let's talk about sex in the army : On The translation of sexual therapy discourse to the Israeli military media sphere". The 1st international workshop of the "Therapy in Translation" research group at the Minerva Center for the Humanities, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 2012. (in English)

  • Whose "Mr. Gay Israel"? An interpretive analysis of the "Mr.Gay Israel" contest (of the gay community magazine "Hazman Havarod") as a cultural ritual and a key event in the Israeli gay community. "Metacksherim" conference: research students' conference, The University of Haifa, Dec. 2004.

  • The public park as a site of a physical and symbolic struggle: the way an oppressive media image turns into a liberating force. A semiotic cultural analysis of Tel Aviv Independence Park's media image. The 10th Annual conference of the Israeli Communication Association, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem, April 2006.

  • What's Aids got to do with us? – A discourse of danger in the Israeli gay & lesbian press. An Other Sex – The 8th Annual Lesbian & Gay studies and Queer Theory conference, Tel Aviv University, 22 – 24thJune, 2008.

  • Cruising between the lines: A discourse of oppression, danger and intimacy: a qualitative interpretive analysis of the ideological discourse in the gay & lesbian press. The 13th Annual conference of the Israeli Communication Association, The Academic College of Emek Izrael, Israel, April 2009.

  • "Is there a gay & lesbian community?" : An analysis of the ideological gay & lesbian dispute in the public and media sphere. The 41st annual conference of the Israeli Sociological association, The Western Galilee College, Israel, 15th -16th Feb. 2010.