BA Qld, MSocSci Hebrew University of Jerusalem, AM PhD Brown
I am an Associate Professor in Political Science in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. I research in contemporary political theory, with particular reference to liberal democracy, multiculturalism, ethnicity, religion, nationalism, and citizenship. I was the last Associate Dean Research for the UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences before it was reborn, out of COVID, in its present amalgamated form. From 2012-2016, I was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, working on the project, 'An Australian Dilemma: Liberal Democracy, Cultural Diversity and the Quest for National Identity'. My initial appointment at UNSW was to establish and direct the Program in Jewish Studies. Some of my early publications were on Jewish political thought and American Jewish liberalism. My work has been published in such journals as Political Theory, The Monist, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, British Journal of Political Science, Political Studies, Citizenship Studies, Ethnicities, Griffith Review, AJS Review, and Studies in Contemporary Jewry. I am presently completing a book on the 'Australian dilemma' mentioned above, and editing the Research Handbook on Multiculturalism for Edward Elgar Publishing UK.
I earned my PhD from Brown University, and hold a Masters in Social Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA from the University of Queensland.
Prior to my UNSW appointment, I held the Anna Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellowship in Human and Social Sciences, University of Oxford. During my time at UNSW, I have been a British Academy visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, and held visiting research fellowships at 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, the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, and the Political Theory Program, Australian National University. In 2015, I was a Robert Schuman Distinguished Scholar in the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence. In 2017, I held the Richard Hodder-Williams Visiting Fellowship, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, UK.
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