Dr. Oded Erez

Dr. Oded Erez
Fields of Practice: 
Popular music, film music, Mizrahi music, Greek music, Jamaican music, critical theory, vernacular cosmopolitanism, politics and aesthetics, quotation theory

Dr. Oded Erez is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his PhD from the Department of Musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a dissertation entitled “Becoming Mediterranean: Greek Popular Music and Ethno-Class Politics in Israel, 1952-1982.” He teaches two courses at the Hebrew University School of Arts: Art as Value and the Value of Art, and Music in Film.

His publications in Hebrew include an article titled “The Politics of Quoting Everyday Life: Quotation as Political Praxis in the Songs of HaBiluim” (Theory and Criticism 45), and the book chapter “A Million Tear-Stained Eyes: Aesthetics and Politics in the Works of Roger Waters” (Pink Floyd: Breaking the Wall, edited by Ari Katorza, Resling 2014).