Ruthie Abeliovich

Ruthie Abeliovich

Dr. Ruthie Abeliovich

Buber Fellow: 2014 - 2018


Theater and performance studies
Sound, voice and auditory media in theater and performance-art
Feminist theater and performance theory


Curriculum Vitae: 


  • 2005-2012
    Ph.D. Theatre Studies. The Faculty of the Arts, Tel-Aviv University.
    Dissertation title: “Voice-Identity-Presence: The Rhetoric's of Ventriloquism in Contemporary Women’s Vocal Performance Art”.
    Supervisor: Professor Freddie Rokem

  • 2004-2005
    M.A. Theatre Studies (Summa cum Laude). The Faculty of the Arts, Tel-Aviv University. (Direct doctoral program)

  • 2001-2003
    B.A. The Multidisciplinary Program of the Arts (Summa cum Laude). The Faculty of the Arts, Tel-Aviv University.

  • 2002: Cited on Dean’s List for Excellence, Faculty of the Arts, Tel-Aviv University.

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • 2014-
    The Martin Buber Fellows Society. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Hebrew University.

  • 2014
    Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Hebrew University. Declined.

  • 2013-2014
    ICORE Post-Doctoral scholarship. Da'at Hamakom: Center for Research Excellence for the Study of Cultures of Place in the Modern Jewish World.

  • 2009-2010
    German-Israeli Foundation (GIF) Scholarship.

  • 2008-2009
    Salter Scholarship.

  • 2007-2008
    Tel-Aviv University President’s Doctoral Fellowship in Fine Arts.

  • 2007
    The Dr. Lillian Chutick and Dr. Rebecca Chutick scholarship for Outstanding Female Doctoral Students. Tel-Aviv University.

  • 2005-2007
    Tel-Aviv University Rector (Provost) Doctoral Fellowship in Fine Arts.


Peer-Review Journals

  • Abeliovich Ruthie. 2009. Envoicing the Future: Victoria Hanna’s Exterior Voice. Theatre Research International, 34:159-165.

  • Abeliovich Ruthie. 2013. In Search of the Authors Voice: 'The Strindberg Project', a Performance by the Cullberg Ballet. European Stages 1.1: 101-105.

  • Abeliovich Ruthie. Voice, Identity, Presence: Stammering as an Aural Image in Victoria Hanna's Performance ‘Signals.’ Theatre Journal (Forthcoming).

  • Abeliovich Ruthie. The Occupying Spectator: Audio-Spatial Ruptures in Performative Representation of Israeli-Palestinian Encounters.” Performance Research 19.6 (Forthcoming).

Books Edited

  • Abeliovich Ruthie, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, and Linda Ben-Zvi (Eds.). 2015. A stage of Their Own: Seven American Feminist Plays. Tel-Aviv University press: Assaph. (Hebrew).

  • Academic Textbook

  • Abeliovich Ruthie. 2012. Gender and Feminism in Modern Theatre: Advanced course Study Guide. Raanana: The Open University of Israel Press. (Hebrew).

Book Chapters

  • Abeliovich Ruthie. The Liberating Language of "Ach Ach Boom Trach!", A play written by Norman Issa and Yoav Bar Lev. (Hebrew). Multicultural Theatre in Israel. Eds. Shimon Levy, Olga Levitan and Shai Bar-Yaakov. Tel-Aviv: Safra. (Hebrew) (Forthcoming).

  • Abeliovich Ruthie. The voice of The Nation's Mother: Hanna Rovina as An Acoustic Icon. Habima: New Studies on National Theatre. Eds. Gad Kaynar, Dorit Yerushalmi and Shelly Zer-Zion. Tel-Aviv: Resling. (Hebrew) (Forthcoming).

Drama Translations

  • Yankowitz Susan. "Night Sky". In: Abeliovich Ruthie, Linda Ben-Zvi, and Sharon Aronson-Lehavi and (Eds.). A Stage of Their Own: Hebrew Translations of American Women Playwrights. Tel-Aviv University press: Assaph. (Hebrew) (Forthcoming).