20092021

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Biography

I'm an author and historian specialising in twentieth century Jewish history, popular culture, and memoir writing. My work looks particularly at the aftermath of the Holocaust, focusing on how survivors rebuilt their lives in different contexts. In 2019, I published a multi-generational family memoir describing the story of my own family spanning four generations, and I recently co-edited a volume on the intersection between humor and Holocaust memory and representation. 

I am currently working on a book project looking at Holocaust survivors in different countries and the ways in which they collectively conceptualized their Holocaust experiences. I am also working on projects that investigate different aspects of Jewish life in Melbourne.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • History
  • Jewish History
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Jewish Culture
  • Contemporary History
  • Jewish Cultural Practice
  • Yiddish Studies
  • Memory
  • Memoir and Autobiography
  • Humor Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Television
  • Life Writing
  • Migration Studies

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