Tamar Sella

Dr. Sella is an ethnomusicologist whose research takes an interdisciplinary approach to broadly investigate the intersections of performance, diaspora, and power. She is primarily interested in the relationship between Jewish diaspora, Mizrahi culture, and themes of race, gender and colonialism in the Middle East. Her current research is an ethnographic study of contemporary Mizrahi performance and cultural memory that seeks to illuminate the ways in which ongoing Jewish diasporic formations reframe colonial and racial logics in Israel/Palestine. Dr. Sella received a PhD in music from Harvard University in 2020 and a BA in music from UC Berkeley in 2011.


PhD, Harvard University, 2020

BA, UC Berkeley, 2011


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