Katz, Israel J(oseph)
- Paula Morgan
(b New York, July 21, 1930). American ethnomusicologist. He attended UCLA (BA 1956) and then spent two years on a fellowship (1959–61) in Jerusalem, where he studied privately with Gerson-Kiwi while undertaking field research among the Sephardi Jewish communites of Israel. He returned to UCLA and took the doctorate in 1967 with a dissertation on Judeo-Spanish ballads; his mentors at university included Ki Mantle Hood, Boris Kremenliev, Klaus P. Wachsmann and Walter Rubsamen. After teaching at McGill University, Montreal (1968–9), he was assistant professor (1969–74) and then associate professor at Columbia University (1974–5). He conducted research in Spain on a Guggenheim Fellowship (1975–6), and joined the faculty of the Graduate School, CUNY in 1976. In 1982 he became associated with the University of California at Santa Cruz (1982–9) and at Davis (1989–97), collaborating as an associate researcher with Samuel G. Armistead and Joseph H. Silverman on the series Folkliterature of the Sephardi Jews. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, SUNY (Stony Brook) and the Hebrew Union College. He served as editor of ...