JMRC's Researchers

Susana Weich-Shahak


Born in Argentina, lives in Israel since 1958.

PhD degree in Musicology at the Tel Aviv University (1986); BA and MA in Musicology and piano at the Conservatorio Nacional (Buenos Aires) and the Tel Aviv University Music Academy. PhD dissertation on "The Music of Four Indian Tribes of the Peruvian Forest: Yagua, Campa, Mashco and Orejon", based on recordings of music and mythical tales collected in fieldwork made possible by grants of the Tel Aviv University.

Clara Wenz

Clara Wenz is an ethnomusicologist specializing in Middle Eastern music, music and sound studies, political ethnography, anthropology of religion and relationships between Europe and the Middle East. Her current research project chronicles the present and past lives of a Syrian-Jewish musical record which was released by the Lebanese Baidaphon company in the 1920s. It draws on archival research and fieldwork undertaken in Berlin, Beirut, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Cairo.

Fellowships and Grants 

Abigail Wood

Researcher and ethnomusicologist

Lecturer in ethnomusicology in the Department of Music, University of Haifa. Completed her PhD on Yiddish song in contemporary North America at Cambridge University, UK in 2004, supervised by Dr. Ruth Davis. She was Lecturer in Music at Southampton University from 2002-6, and moved to take up the Joe Loss Lectureship in Jewish Music at SOAS, University of London in 2006. In 2013 her book ''And we're all brothers': Singing in Yiddish in contemporary North America' has been published.