BA Qld, MSocSci Hebrew University of Jerusalem, AM PhD Brown
I received my BA from the University of Queensland, and earned a Masters in Social Science (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Masters and PhD in Political Science from Brown University, USA. Prior to returning to Australia, I held the Anna Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellowship in Human and Social Sciences, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford. My initial appointment at UNSW was to establish and direct a Program in Jewish Studies, which I did for almost a decade. From 2012-2016, I was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, working on cultural diversity and national identity. I was the last Associate Dean Research for the UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences before it was amalgamated in the wake of COVID.
I research in contemporary political theory, with particular reference to liberal democracy, multiculturalism, ethnicity, religion, nationalism, and citizenship. I have authored over 100 publications in political theory, political sociology, and Jewish studies, appearing in such journals as Political Theory, The Monist, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Citizenship Studies, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Ethnicities, AJS Review, and Studies in Contemporary Jewry. I am presently completing a book on cultural diversity and Australian national identity and editing the Research Handbook on Multiculturalism for Edward Elgar Publishing UK.
My visiting appointments include: British Academy Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol; visiting research fellowships at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, the Political Theory Program, Australian National University, the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, University of Oxford, the Institute of Advanced Study of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts, Brussels, Robert Schuman Distinguished Scholar, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, and Richard Hodder-Williams Visiting Fellowship, SPAIS, University of Bristol. I have advised the Australian Government’s Multicultural Advisory Council, the Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra, among other bodies, and served as an expert consultant to the Global Centre for Pluralism, Ottawa, Canada.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
A Defence of Liberal Nationalism - book project
My Research Supervision