Post Graduate Research

Postgraduate students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) can find supervision through the ACJC, History, English, Philosophy, Religion and Theology, or any other discipline. Students work in a variety of fields and disciplines that reflect on the main areas of teaching and research covered by the ACJC.

PhD students

  • Enid Hinde Burstin, 'Taking a Stanza: Gender, Power, Equality and Justice in Inter-war Yiddish Poetry by Women' (Dr Irena Klepfisz, R. Wilson).
  • Adina Bankier-Karp, 'Catalysts of connectedness: An analysis of critical experiences associated with the sustained and transformed connectedness of Australian Jewish young adults.' (R. Cooper, L. McLean)
  • Emmanuel Gruzman, 'Intergenerational Experiences of Russian-speaking Jews in Melbourne: Economic and Cultural Integration' (A.Markus)
  • David Solomon, 'Transmitting the Sacred Symbol: Methodologies in Translation of Zoharamaic' (N Wolski, R Wilson)
  • Rebecca Lobel, 'Jewish Women of the Ottoman Empire, 16th - Early 17th Centuries' (N Wolski, C James)

Completed PhD dissertations

  • Jessica Taft, 'The Australian special humanitarian  program for the entry of Soviet Jews and Australian offshore refugee policy: 1972-1980' (A.Markus, L. Garrett) Winner of the Arts Faculty Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for Excellence 2014
  • Kay Dreyfus, 'Silences and Secrets: The Australian Experience of the Weintraub Syncopators' (A . Markus, A. Thomson)
  • Melanie Landau, 'The Idea of Acquisition in Traditional Jewish Marriage'
  • Keren Rubinstein, ‘Concrete Dreaming; National Subjects and Narrative Disruption in Contemporary Israeli Autobiography' (L. Garret, B. Caine, F. Oz Salzberger)
  • David Slucki, 'The Jewish Labor Bund after 1945: a Comparative History' (A. Markus, L. Garrett)
  • Margie Taft, 'From Victim to Survivor: the Emergence and Development of the Holocaust Witness 1941-1949' (A. Markus)
  • Michael Cohen, 'Anatomy of South African Antisemitism: Afrikaner Nationalism and South African Jewry Between the World Wars' (A. Markus)
  • Miriam Feldheim, 'Reform Judaism in Israel: a Study in Religion and Democracy' (A. Markus, M. Baker)
  • Anita Frayman, 'Cultural Approaches Towards Ageing: Jewish Community Trends' (A. Markus)
  • Miriam Benedikt, 'Rabbinic Encounter with Patristic Literature in the Anthology of Midrash Psalms: Polemic or Cultural Poetics?' (M. Fagenblat, P. Howard)
  • Ran Porat, 'The Israeli Community in Australia' (A. Markus, F. Oz-Salzberger)
  • Annabelle Baldwin, 'Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust in the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive' (L. Garrett, N. Shenker, A. Thomson)

Master's students by thesis

  • Emily Fero-Kovassy, ‘Doing the Will of the Father in Heaven’ in the Gospel of Matthew: Polemics and Law Observance (Nathan Wolski and Constant Mews)