You can meet me at the:     64th ICA, Seattle, May 22-25, 2014
                                        4th ICCA, Los Angeles, June 22-27, 2014 
                                        8th ISSA Conference, Amsterdan, the Netherlands, July, 01-04, 2014
                                        Israel, July 2014
As of September 1st, 2011, I am an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at UMass Amherst.
My papers are available to download at Academia.edu, so I will not post any more of them here. I will update my list of publication here.

I studied Israeli radio phone-ins, and now I expand to study American Political Radio Talk, including the "notorious" Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hanitty, and Michael Savage. I also branch out to study financial advice on the radio, mainly Dave Ramsey. I also Interested in TV (Jon Stewart) and recently I started working on the "commentsphere" in Israel (talkback), where people write comments to online news stories. 
Since 1996, I've been studying the intersection of interaction, culture, and the media. My interests lie both in interactions in the media and in mundane interactions, which I studied during my time at the Hebrew University, UCLA, and throughout my dissertation in the University of Haifa. In my graduate studies, I was fortunate enough to work with leading researchers in various streams of Language and Social Interaction research - also known as Discourse Studies: Pragmatics, Socio-Linguistics (with Shoshana Blum-Kulka, RIP), Conversation Analysis (With Emanuel Schegloff and John Heritage), Linguistics (with Yael Maschler), and Ethnography of Communication (with Tamar Katriel). Right now, at UMass Amherst, I am continuing these lines of research regarding public participation, working with our graduate students and by myself to expand the understanding of how ordinary people talk about politics and public life.
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