Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Ross

Professor for Jewish Music Studies

Since October 2015:
Professor for Jewish Music Studies at the European Centre for Jewish Music, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media

2009–2015:
University Assistant for Cultural Anthropology of Music at the Institute of Musicology and Head of the study program World Arts at the Center for Cultural Studies (now Center for Global Studies), University of Bern

2006–2009:
German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) scholarship and doctorate at the DFG post-graduate program "Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs" ("Cultural Encounters and Discourses of Scholarship"), Rostock University of Music and Drama. Doctoral thesis: "Performing the Political in American Jewish-Feminist Music"

December 2004:
Winner of the Hadassah-Brandeis-Institute Research Award, Brandeis University, USA

2001–2004:
Studies in Ethnomusicology, Jewish Studies and Classical Archaeology at the University of Cologne. Master's thesis: "Zum Gesang jüdischer Frauen im Kontext des Rosh Chodesh Rituals" ("Jewish Women's Songs in the Context of the Rosh Chodesh Ritual")

1997–2001:
Studies in Historical Musicology, European Ethnology and Classical Archaeology at Kiel University/Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

1997–2001:
Studium der Historischen Musikwissenschaft, Europäischen Ethnologie und Klassischen Archäologie an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Main areas of research

  • Jewish Music
  • Music and Religion
  • Ethnomusicological Gender Studies
  • Popular Music Research
  • Cognitive Ethnomusicology

Selected Publications

 

Contact

  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Maria Ross

    Professorin für Jüdische Musikstudien, Direktorin Europäisches Zentrum für Jüdische Musik

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, European Center for Jewish Music
    Villa Seligmann, Hohenzollernstraße 39, 30161 Hannover

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7120
    Fax: +49 (0)511 3100-7127sarah.ross@hmtm-hannover.de

Last modified: 2017-11-24

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