Ilana Webster-Kogen

Research Scholar

Ilana Webster-Kogen is an ethnomusicologist and Jewish/Middle East studies scholar working on diaspora, migration networks, and gender in ritual. She is the Joe Loss Reader (associate professor) in Jewish music at SOAS at the University of London, supported by the Jewish Music Institute. Her first book, Citizen Azmari: Making Ethiopian Music in Tel Aviv (2018, Wesleyan University Press) was awarded the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Jewish Music Section Publication Prize. At ISM, she will be working on a project about cantillation and veneration of Torah scrolls in North African liturgy. Initial articles from this project are published in Musica Judaica and Contemporary Jewry.