Academic Background and Fields of Interest
2010-: Studies for Ph.D. in Communication supervised by Dr. Paul Frosh, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2006-2009: M.A. with honors in Communication, thesis supervised by Dr. Paul Frosh on the subject of "Teaching Vs. Loving- Female Teachers in the American Cinema", the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2002-2005: B.A. with honors in Cinema & Sociology, Tel- Aviv University.
Currently I'm interested in two main academic subjects: inter-media relations and the reciprocal connection between education and mass communication. My doctoral research concerns recent expressions of media rivalry focusing on an emerging genre of contemporary American cinema - ‘media films’ that take television and the internet as their central topics. The research will examine various strategies of media self-differentiation in an era of convergence.
Grants and Scholarships:
The Program for American Studies- Annenberg fellowship for doctoral students at Hebrew University, 2010-2011.
The President's Program Fellowship for outstanding doctoral students at Hebrew University, (4 year program), 2011-.
The Brenda Danet Excellence Scholarship (Hebrew University- Communication Department), 2012.
Presentations and conference papers:
"Teaching Vs. Loving- Female Teachers in the American Cinema Since 1995". A paper presented at the conference "At: 30 Years of Feminist Research in Israel", Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 2011.
"Interactivity as Murder: The Cinema Portraits the Internet". Metaksherim conference, Haifa University, Haifa, 2011.
"Dead Broadcast: TV as Satan According to the Cinema". A paper presented at the conference "Fiction 2: TV at its best?", Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 2012.
"Cinema's Representational Critique of TV and the Internet". Film and Media 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference, University of London, London, 2012.
"From the Living Room to the Arena – Dystopian Cinematic Depiction of the Future of Television". A paper presented at the conference "Fiction 3: Spaces of TV". Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 2013.