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Ilana Webster-Kogen

Ilana Webster-Kogen is the Joe Loss Reader in Jewish Music at SOAS, University of London. Her first book, Citizen Azmari: Making Ethiopian Music in Tel Aviv, was published in 2018 with Wesleyan University Press in the Music/Culture series. The book won the Society for Ethnomusicology's Jewish Music section publication prize in 2019. Her work on the music of the Ethiopian diaspora has been published in academic journals such as Ethnomusicology Forum, Africa and Black Diaspora, and the Journal of African Cultural Studies. At SOAS, Ilana teaches classes on Jewish and Middle Eastern music, hip hop, and critical/cultural theory.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, SOAS