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Kira Álvarez

Kira Alvarez

PhD Candidate


Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Stanford University, M.A., History; M.A., Musicology

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M. A., Religious History

      Passed the university Hebrew language proficiency exam

 Swarthmore College, B.A., Religion and History

      Additional B.A. coursework in religion and history at the University of        


Summer Semester 2019: "The American Jewish Experience in the Twentieth Century"

Summer Semester 2018: "The Politics of Music: The Twentieth-Century Classical Music World in the United States"

Research Interests: 

  • Immigration and Migration
  •  Diplomacy
  •  Religion
  •  Cultural History
  •  Science, Technology and Society

Dissertation Project:

"Migrant Capital and Social Networks: The Western Classical Music World
between the U.S. and Mandate Palestine/Israel, 1920s-1960s"


“Edis de Philippe and the Politics of Music,” The Routledge Companion to Women and Musical Leadership: The Nineteenth Century and Beyond. Eds. Laura Hammer and Helen Julia Minors. Routledge. (In Press).

Deutschlandradio Kultur, Eine Faust gegen den Antisemitismus Bronislaw Huberman, Geigenvirtuose und Gründer des Palestine Symphony OrchestraKira Alvarez, 18.06.2017

"Mit sanfter Macht zur Versöhnung," Musik öffnet Welten: Zur Gestaltung internationaler Beziehungen. Eds. Ronald Grätz and Christian Höppner. Göttingen: Steidel, 2019, 37-43.