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DR Jordy Silverstein


  • Modern Jewish History, Diasporism, Holocaust Memory, Jewish Cultural Studies, Histories of Sexuality and Gender, Migrant Histories (Violence, Trauma)



  • Jordana Silverstein is an ARC Postdoctoral Associate with the ARC Laureate Fellowship Project 'Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: 1920 to the Present', led by Professor Joy Damousi. As part of this project, Jordana is investigating the history of Australian Government policy directed towards child refugees from 1970 to the present.

    Her previous research has focused on questions of belonging, nationalism, identity, historiography, sexuality and memory, which she has primarily investigated through the lens of Australian Jewish history. Her book, 'Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty First Century' is published by Berghahn Books (2015), and she has also co-edited a volume entitled 'In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation' (Vallentine Mitchell, 2016).   


Member of

  • Australian Historical Association. Member, AHA 2014 -
  • Australian Women's History Network. Member, AWHN 2012 -
  • Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association. Member, AWGSA 2012 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne 2005



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise topics on histories of sexuality, Australian migrant history, Holocaust studies, modern Jewish history and cultural studies, and memory studies.