Edwin Seroussi is the Emanuel Alexandre Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2008 he was appointed as the first head of the new School of the Arts at Hebrew University. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, he immigrated to Israel in 1971 where he took undergraduate and graduate degrees in Musicology at Hebrew University receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1987. He taught at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities in Israel, and was visiting professor at SUNY Binghamton, UCLA, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Wesleyan University, Dartmouth College, Institut für Musikwissenschaft in Zürich, Moscow University, University of California Berkeley and Boston University. In 2013 he is a Starr Fellow at Harvard University. Seroussi has published extensively on North African and Eastern Mediterranean Jewish musical traditions, on Judeo-Islamic relations in music and on Israeli popular music. He founded Yuval Music Series and is editor of the acclaimed CD series Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel. Besides his academic endeavours he has produced many cultural programs (such as the Mediterranean Musical Dialogue) and concerts in Israel, Europe, Canada and the USA.