“If you will it, it is not a dream”, Theodor Herzl.
Hi! I’m Elinor Carmi, originally from Israel but now live, teach, play, write, think, imagine, dance, and try to find something proper to eat in London. I’m a scholar, journalist, ex-radio broadcaster, activist, feminist, and a huge electronic dance music addict. I also love pink. My research interests have always been about cultures and practices which are considered to be deviant/illegitimate/unwanted and the power and politics behind them. I focus on anomalies, because I believe that looking at what is considered to be irregular can tell us a great deal about what is considered to be the norm.
You can check out my talks, writings, teaching, events/workshops I organized, and the story behind my book TranceMission (published in 2013). Below you can also find info about my past work experience.
Want to contact me? —> e.carmi(at)gold.ac.uk.
I also tweet —> @Elinor_Carmi.
2012-Present – PhD candidate at the Media & Communications department, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Dissertation title: Conducting processes: Using spam to construct people and territories. Supervisors: Professor Sean Cubitt and Prof. Marianne I. Franklin.
My research is interdisciplinary. It draws on media theory, media history, new media, media law and sound studies. It looks at unwanted media categories, exploring questions around how they are used to construct people and territories. In particular I look at spam and its historical configuration as noise. I show how spam is a media category that has always existed but with different names in different time periods.
2008-2012 – M.A in Culture Research, Tel Aviv University.
M.A dissertation: The Penetration of Psychedelic Trance Culture into Israel – Supervised by Professor Rakefet Sela-Shefi: Magna Cum Laude (93). I turned this thesis into a book – TranceMission: The Psytrance Culture in Israel 1989-1999 published in 2013, thanks to a successful crowd-funding project. Check the story behind it here.
2004 – 2007– B.A in Communication & Management, The College of Management, Ramat Aviv.
Practical areas: Radio broadcasting, editing, producing, interviewing, and writing/editing comical sketches, at the students’ radio of Tel Aviv, 106fm. Academic work (Dissertations): 2006 – “The Post Rave Culture in the Postmodern Era” – Supervised by Dr. David Gurevitz. 2007 – “The Absence of Female Artists in Electronic Dance Music” – Supervised by Dr. Baruch Blich.
Other academic activities
2013-2014 – AHRC Funded Training Programme – Material Witness.
2012-2013 – AHRC funded Training Programme – Going Digital.
January 2013-April 2014 – Social Network Manager at the Media and Communication department, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
2013 – Panel member of Periodic Programme Review of the Postgraduate Certificate Management of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education.
2013 – Research assistant for Prof. Nick Couldry’s project “Storycircle”.
2009-2011 – Chairwoman of Students workshop of Culture Research department.
2008-2009 – Research assistant for Professor Rakefet Sela-Shefi.