Assoc. Professor Mark Baker, Director ACJC

Mark Baker is Director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and Kronhill Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University. He completed his D.Phil at Oxford University and was twice a Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before moving to Monash, he was a lecturer in Jewish history at the University of Melbourne and has taught widely in the field of Modern Jewish History, the Holocaust and Genocide, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Terrorism in Modern Conflict.

He is the author of The Fiftieth Gate (HarperCollins, 1997), a personal book about memory of the Holocaust which was the recipient of numerous prizes and is taught on the NSW curriculum for HSC English studies. For more than a decade he edited Generation, a quarterly journal of Australian Jewish thought, and has been a regular columnist for the Jewish and wider media.

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