Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (Television Studies)
B.A. and M.A., Tel Aviv University (Comparative Literature)
International Media and Culture
Sharon Shahaf is Assistant Professor of Communication, specializing in global television studies. Her research interests include Israeli television, global television formats and post-Zionist critique. She is the co-editor of Global Television Formats: Understanding Television across Borders (Routledge, 2011). Her articles and monographs appeared in Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Flow, and In Media Res.
Prof. Shahaf’s current book project examines the emergence of reality television in Israel as a way to understand the genre’s global dynamics as well as Israeli television’s globalization.