Mili Leitner Cohen

Mili Leitner Cohen
Cohort Year: 2014
Research Interests: Israeli music, especially pertaining to nationhood and nationalism; Jewish liturgy; sound studies; ethnographic writing and ethics.
Education: BMus, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2014; MA, University of Chicago, 2016


Mili completed her undergraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London as a violin major. Her research concerns the use of Jewish liturgy in Israeli public space. Having completed 18 months of fieldwork, Mili continues to live in Jerusalem as she writes her dissertation. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University’s Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and studies Talmud and halachah part-time at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.


EthNoise – coordinator, 2015-16

Teaching Experience

Music 33516; Judeo-Islamic Musical Intersections (Course Assistant, Winter 2016)
Music 42816; The Untold History of the Modern Hebrew “Folksong” (Course Assistant, Winter 2016)
Music 10200; Intro to World Music (Course Assistant, Autumn 2016)
Music 12100; Music in Western Civilization I (Course Assistant, Winter 2017)
Music 26217; Popular Music Analysis (Course Assistant, Spring 2017)
Music 10200; Intro to World Music (Instructor, Autumn 2017)