Mili Leitner/ University of Chicago



Mili trained as a classical violinist in London before moving to the University of Chicago in 2014 to undertake PhD studies in Ethnomusicology. Her dissertation is provisionally entitled “Zionism(s), Racialization, and the Auditory Calibration of the Israeli Public Sphere”. In this research she merges ethnographic and historiographic methodologies, engaging with sound studies, racialization theory, and contemporary historiographic approaches to Zionism and Israeli cultural history. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, rock climbing, and tea drinking.