Andrew Markus holds the Pratt Foundation Research Chair of Jewish Civilisation. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and is a past Head of Monash University’s School of Historical Studies.
He has published extensively in the field of Australian race relations and immigration history. His publications include Australia’s Immigration Revolution (co-authored, 2009); Race: John Howard and the Remaking of Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001); Building a New Community. Immigration and the Victorian Economy (editor, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001) and Australian Race Relations 1788 – 1993(Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994).
In an Australian first, Professor Andrew Markus is tracking changes in Australian attitudes towards immigrants and asylum seekers through a series of national surveys.
His research is part of the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion project.
In addition to his work with the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Andrew is a research professor in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. He is leading a project documenting the history of Yiddish Melbourne. It examines in-depth Jewish immigrants who came to Melbourne before and after the Holocaust.
It looks at the world the Yiddish-speaking immigrants sought to recreate in Melbourne and to what extent their values were transmitted to their children and grandchildren. While there has been significant language loss, the research indicates the strong transmission of cultural values through the generations.
Overlapping with this research is an ARC-Linkage project looking at the contemporary Jewish community in unprecedented depth. More than 6000 respondents completed a questionnaire, which has provided a detailed picture of modern Jewish life.
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