Graduate Research

Our postgraduate research students are an integral part of the life of our Centre. Research degrees are awarded by the Faculty of Arts. For further information go to the Arts Graduate Research page or contact the ACJC Graduate Research coordinator, Professor Leah Garrett.

The ACJC has expertise in a range of study areas for thesis supervision. Our research clusters are focused around the following themes.

  • Jewish History & Culture
  • Israel & Middle East
  • Holocaust & Genocide
  • Interreligious Studies

Jewish Studies

  • Jewish philosophy
  • Rabbinic culture and texts
  • Levinas
  • Kabbalah and the Zohar
  • Maimonides
  • Gender and Jewish law
  • Australian Jewish society
  • Comparative Diasporas
  • Models of Jewish Identity
  • Jewish sociology and demography
  • Social cohesion
  • Yiddish culture and language
  • American Jewish literature
  • Immigrant literature
  • Jewish ethnography
  • Modern Jewish history

Holocaust and Genocide

  • Aftermath of genocide
  • Memory and Testimony
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Comparative genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Visual histories
  • Models of Reconciliation
  • Transitional justice

Israel and the Middle East

  • Israeli society
  • Arab-Israel conflict
  • Peace-building and conflict resolution

Interreligious Studies

  • Jewish, Christian, Muslim relations
  • Religion and Peace
  • Interreligious relations in the 21st Century
  • Religion and gender
  • Medieval philosophy
  • Scriptural reasoning
  • Conflict Resolution and reconciliation

Research Supervisors

  • Professor Andrew Markus
  • Professor Leah Garrett
  • Professor Andrew Benjamin
  • Associate Professor Mark Baker
  • Dr Nathan Wolski
  • Dr Daniella Doron
  • Dr Noah Shenker

Scholarships and prizes

Each year, the ACJC awards a number of scholarship and prizes to students enrolled in its courses and units.

Before inquiring about these scholarships, you should inquire about available government and Monash scholarships. Go to and MRGS.