Education: BA (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1992), MA and PhD (University of Pittsburgh, USA, 1996, 1997).
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa, Israel.
Areas of Interest: Culture, society and politics in contemporary China (popular culture; cultural politics; ethnicity and national identity; collective memory and historiography; gender and sexuality; media; environment).
2003. China's New Voices: Popular Music, Ethnicity, Gender, and Politics, 1978-1997. Berkeley: University of California Press. (332 pp.)
Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes
2016. "Ecological Degradation and Endangered Ethnicities: China's Minority Environmental Discourses as Manifested in Popular Songs." The Journal of Asian Studies 75(1): 181-205.
2016. "The 2011 Protests in Inner Mongolia: An Ethno-Environmental Perspective." The China Quarterly 225: 214-233.
2010. "Others No More: The Changing Representation of Non-Han Peoples in Chinese History Textbooks, 1951-2003." The Journal of Asian Studies 69(1): 85-122.
2010. "Literary Liberation of the Tibetan Past: The Alternative Voice in Alai's Red Poppies." Modern China 36(2): 170-209.
2009. "Compliance, Autonomy, and Resistance of a 'State Artist': The Case of Chinese-Mongolian Musician Teng Ge’er." In Helen Rees, ed., Lives in Chinese Music, 173-212. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
2009. "Representing Tibet in the Global Cultural Market: The Case of Chinese Tibetan Musician Han Hong." In Andrew Weintraub and Bell Yung, eds., Music and Cultural Rights, 187-218. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
2009. "The Politics of Memory: Why was the Nanjing Massacre Forgotten in China and How it Was Rediscovered." Zmanin 105: 92-103. (In Hebrew).
2008. "Remembering Mao in Post-Mao China: Memory and Amnesia." Zmanim 101: 104-117. (In Hebrew).
2007. "Inverted Exile: Uyghur Writers and Artists in Beijing and the Political Implications of Their Works." Modern China 33(4): 462-504.
2007. "From Resistance to Adaptation: Uyghur Popular Music and Changing Attitudes among Uyghur Youth." The China Journal 58: 59-82.
2003. "From the Margins to the Centre: The Uyghur Challenge in Beijing." The China Quarterly 175: 726-750.
2001. "Between Alterity and Identity: New Voices of Minority People in China." Modern China 27(3): 359-401.