Galeet Dardashti, PhD
Galeet Dardashti is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Taub Center for Israel Studies at NYU. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2009. Her dissertation received support from Fulbright Hays, the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, among others. Dr. Dardashti’s primary theoretical interest is what drives artistic production in Israel and our globalized world and her work to date explores Mizrahi music and identity, cultural politics, and Arab/Jewish artistic “coexistence.” Of her many articles published, her most recent appears in the 2012 book Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Arts and Culture. Dr. Dardashti is currently working on her book manuscript on the cultural politics of contemporary Mizrahi and Arab music in Israel. She is also an active performer of traditional and original Middle Eastern and Arab Jewish music with her critically acclaimed projects Divahn, The Naming, and Monajat and offers scholar/artist-in-residencies at universities throughout the country.