Dina Roginsky’s research interests focus on the intersection between the sociology of culture, history, politics, and performance. Her doctoral dissertation, “Performing Israeliness,” analyzes the one-hundred-year social and ideological history of the Israeli folk dance movement.
She teaches the courses Israeli Popular Music, Hebrew in a Changing World, State and Society in Israel, Israel in Ideology and Practice: Past and Present, and Academic Texts in Modern Hebrew, in addition to modern Hebrew language courses. Before joining Yale she taught at Tel-Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and the University of Toronto.
Roginsky is a co-editor of the book Dance Discourse in Israel, which explores the field of Israeli dance research. She publishes on culture, folklore, dance, and ethnicity and is currently working on a book titled Ideology in Motion.