Israeli Music, Jewish Music, Israeli cultural history, Music in the Holocuast.
Assaf Shelleg, an Israeli musicologist and pianist, is the Schusterman visiting assistant professor of Musicology and Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He was previously the visiting Efroymson assistant professor in the Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures department at Washington University in St. Louis (2009–11), and had taught before that at Tel Aviv University and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Shelleg has earned his PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2008) on the mapping of modern Jewish art music in central and Western Europe; he has published in some of the leading journals in both musicology and Israel Studies on topics ranging from the historiography of modern European Jewish art music to post modern Israeli opera. Occasionally, Shelleg contributes to the literary section of Ha'aretz. Shelleg's first book, titled Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.