Dr. Dan Arav, Dean of the School of Media Studies, 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 focus 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 involved in various aspects of documentary television and media productions. He was the creator and series editor of IDF: The Musical, a documentary TV series on the history of Israeli army entertainment groups. The series was broadcast on Channel 2. He narrates Culture Hero, a radio program and a podcast at Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation.