Staff

The ACJC has six full-time teaching and research academics, whose positions have been endowed thanks to the generous and visionary support of individual donors and philanthropic family foundations. We also house a practice position to lead the Centre’s community engagement activities and enhance the social impact of its research.

Professor Rebecca Margolis

ACJC Director and Pratt Foundation Chair of Jewish Civilisation

Professor Margolis joined ACJC in 2020 from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research examines Jewish migrant history and culture with a specialisation in Yiddish and she is the author of the prize-winning history, Jewish Roots, Canadian Soil: Yiddish Culture in Montreal, 1905-45, and a forthcoming volume, Yiddish lebt! Strategies of Language Transmission. Her current project investigates new Yiddish cinema.

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Dr Daniella Doron

Liberman Family Senior Lecturer in Jewish History

Dr Doron currently teaches and researches in the fields of Holocaust studies, French Jewish history and history of emotions. Her first book, Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France was published in 2015. She has co-edited volumes entitled “Absence in the Aftermath” for Journal of Contemporary History (2017), and a volume in French Historical Studies (2019) on historiographical trends in French Jewish history.

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Dr Daniel Kupfert Heller

Kronhill Senior Lecturer in East European Jewish History

Dr Heller’s areas of research specialisation are East European Jewish history, the history of humanitarian aid and international development, and the history of Zionism and modern Israel. His first book, Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism, published in 2017, received the Association for Jewish Studies' Jordan Schnitzer Award in the category of Modern Jewish History and Culture.

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Emeritus Professor Andrew Markus

Emeritus Professor Andrew Markus’s research specialisation bridges racial and ethnic relations, ethnic communities, and immigration policy. He is the author or co-author of books, including Australian Race Relations 1788 – 1993); The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights; Australia’s Immigration Revolution; and Second Chance: A History of Yiddish Melbourne. He has led two national surveys on attitudes within the Australian Jewish community (Gen08 and Gen17).

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Dr Noah Shenker

6a Foundation and N. Milgrom Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dr Shenker’s research and teaching traverse the fields of Holocaust and genocide studies, trauma and memory studies and film and media studies. He is the author of several publications, including the monograph Reframing Holocaust Testimony, and is currently co-authoring a book that combines text-based scholarship with graphic representation to examine interactive simulations of Holocaust testimony.

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Associate Professor David Slucki

Loti Smorgon Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture

A/Prof Slucki joined ACJC in early 2020, after seven years as an Assistant Professor in the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. His writing and research focusses on Jewish histories and cultures after the Holocaust. He is author of Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons (2019) and The International Jewish Labor Bund after 1945: Toward a Global History (2012).

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Dr Nathan Wolski

Liberman Family Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies

Nathan Wolski is a scholar of the Jewish mystical tradition with a special focus on the Zohar, the 13th century classic of medieval Kabbalah. He is the author of A Journey into the Zohar: An Introduction to the Book of Radiance, translator of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, vols 10 and 12, and most recently Kabbalistic Yiddish: Aaron Zeitlin's Mystical-Messianic Poetics.

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