Ya Lalla: A Sonic & Visual Spotlight on
Women’s Resistance and Celebrations of Transmission
Vanessa Paloma Elbaz (University of Cambridge)
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Vanessa Paloma Elbaz is a Research Associate on the MESG project at the University of Cambridge. An affiliated researcher of the Cambridge Interfaith Program and Vice-Chair of the ICTM's Mediterranean Music Study Group, Dr. Elbaz was Senior Fulbright Research Scholar to Morocco, Scholar in Residence at Brandeis University, fellow of the Posen Foundation, Tangier American Institute for Moroccan Studies and others. Her research has been funded by Horizon2020, The American Institute for Maghrib Studies, the Council for the Exchange of Scholars, the Matanel Foundation and the Cambridge Arts and Humanities Impact Fund amongst others. She founded KHOYA Jewish Morocco Sound Archive in 2014, and launched its pilot platform in 2021 at https://yalalla.org.uk/. She is a Trustee of the Jewish Music Institute, Institute for Tolerance Studies, and the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies. Her first monograph is due out with Brill in 2022 and she is co-editing a book for the British Academy and a special issue of the Journal Yod.