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Jordy Silverstein


Jordy is a historian and writer. She is the author of Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Berghahn Books, 2015), co-editor of In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation (Vallentine Mitchell, 2016), and has been published in New Matilda, Overland and the Conversation.

She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in History at the University of Melbourne, researching a history of Australian government policy towards child refugees as part of the ARC Laureate Research Fellowship ‘Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism from 1920 to the present’. Her other research projects have examined histories of modern Jewish identity, sexuality and collective memory.

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