My doctoral research examined how music at Jewish summer camps helps create Jewish identity and how communal singing influenced the lives of those who spent summers at Jewish camp.
I am particularly interested in how embodied musical practices enhance the development of community.
My previous research indicated that community develops through a matrix of collective and individual memory, pseudo-synaesthesia, and a physical imprinting that takes place during moments of collective effervescence.
I'm currently involved in research projects that look at the phenomenon of public prayer in public spaces in Israel. Also--I'm embarking on a study of American and British immigrants involved in community music making.