Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Ross

Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Ross, Director of the EZJM

Since October 2015:
Professor for Jewish Music Studies at the European Centre for Jewish Music, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media

University Assistant for Cultural Anthropology of Music at the Institute of Musicology and Head of the study program World Arts at the Center for Cultural Studies (now Center for Global Studies), University of Bern

German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) scholarship and doctorate at the DFG post-graduate program "Kulturkontakt und Wissenschaftsdiskurs" ("Cultural Encounters and Discourses of Scholarship"), Rostock University of Music and Drama. Doctoral thesis: "Performing the Political in American Jewish-Feminist Music"

December 2004:
Winner of the Hadassah-Brandeis-Institute Research Award, Brandeis University, USA

Studies in Ethnomusicology, Jewish Studies and Classical Archaeology at the University of Cologne. Master's thesis: "Zum Gesang jüdischer Frauen im Kontext des Rosh Chodesh Rituals" ("Jewish Women's Songs in the Context of the Rosh Chodesh Ritual")

Studies in Historical Musicology, European Ethnology and Classical Archaeology at Kiel University/Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Main areas of research

  • Jewish Music
  • Music and Religion
  • Ethnomusicological Gender Studies
  • Popular Music Research
  • Cognitive Ethnomusicology

Selected Publications


For information on the seminars click here:
Vorlesungsverzeichnis der HMTMH.



(c) HMTMH/Philipp Ottendörfer

Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Ross

Director of the European Centre for Jewish Music, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media

Villa Seligmann
Hohenzollernstraße 39
30161 Hannover

T. +49-(0)511-3100-7120

E-Mail: Prof. Dr. Sarah M. Ross

Consultation hours by arrangement

Last modified: 2018-11-08

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