Eitan Wilf

Eitan Wilf

Prof. Eitan Wilf
Prof.
Eitan
Wilf
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Room 3513, Social Sciences
Eitan.wilf@mail.huji.ac.il

Eitan Wilf is a cultural and semiotic anthropologist whose research interests focus on the institutional transformations of creative practice in the United States. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork on the institutionalization of jazz music in academic programs, the development of art-producing computerized algorithms and sociable robots, and routinized business innovation. He is the author of School for Cool: The Academic Jazz Program and the Paradox of Institutionalized Creativity (University of Chicago Press, 2014), andCreativity on Demand: The Dilemmas of Innovation in an Accelerated Age (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Wilf holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago.