Edwin Seroussi is the Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 2000. From 2009 to 2013 he established and directed the School of the Arts at the Hebrew University. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Seroussi immigrated to Israel in 1971 where he took undergraduate and graduate degrees in Musicology at Hebrew University continuing to his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1987. He also studied composition with Prof. Andre Hajdu z”l. He taught at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel, and was visiting professor at major universities in Europe, North and South America. In 2013, he was awarded together with ten colleagues from various universities in Israel the prestigious I-CORE grant to establish Da’at Hamakom, the Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity. He has published extensively on North African and Eastern Mediterranean Jewish music, on Judeo-Islamic relations in music and on Israeli folk and popular music.