Dr. Dan Arav
Dean of the School of Media Studies
Dr. Dan Arav holds a B.A. from the Department of Film and Television at Tel-Aviv University (1985), an M.A. in Communication from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1993) and a Ph.D from the Porter School of Culture Studies at Tel-Aviv University.
His research fields are focused on ideological dimensions of popular culture, television and national memory in Israel, and media activism and social change.
Arav is the author of various articles and book chapters in the fields of Public Memory and Media Studies. His most recent book is Metim Lir’ot (Dying to See, 2017) is a deep survey on the televised memory of war in Israel. In 2012, along with Dr. David Gurevitch, he published the Encyclopedia of Ideas: Culture, Thought, Media (1623 p. Hebrew), which gained critical and public success.
Dan Arav is taking part in different aspects of the documentary television and some media productions. among them he was the creator and the series editor of IDF: The Musical: a documentary TV series on the history of the Israeli army entertainment groups. The series was broadcasted in Channel 2. These days he narrates Culture Hero – a radio program and a podcast at Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation.
“For close to 30 years, our goal has been to prepare students to become the best media practitioners possible – creative and ethical professionals. Our graduates lead impressive and satisfying careers in all areas of communication, and play key roles in the shaping of Israel’s media landscape.”
– Dr. Dan Arav