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|Position||Principal Research Fellow - Grants and Partnerships Coordinator|
|Area||Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation|
|Phone||+61 3 924 46917|
|Role and profile||
Associate Professor Danny Ben-Moshe is a Principal Research Fellow – Grants & Partnership Coordinator, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation (a Deakin University Strategic Research Centre). His role includes working with CCG staff and members on the further development of the Centre’s research program and establishing partnerships with external stakeholders in undertaking this research. The areas of Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe’s own research include diasporas and transnationalism and racism and anti-Semitism.
Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe joined Deakin University in early 2012 after serving for several years as the director of the Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA) at Victoria University. In this capacity he led a wide range of research projects commissioned by State and Commonwealth Governments relating to migration, ethnicity and cultural diversity. His work included co-authoring for the State Government ‘Multiculturalism in Victoria: a discussion paper for a new policy’ (http://www.ames.net.au/media/pdf/9_FINAL_VERSION___Multicultural_Policy.pdf)
In his research work on diasporas, Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe has been the Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage grant on comparative diasporas in Australia researching the Italian, Vietnamese, Macedonian and Tongan diasporas. He has also published widely on Israel-Diaspora relations, including editing the volume ‘Israel, the Diaspora and Identity’ (Sussex Academic Press, 2008). (http://www.sussex-academic.com/sa/titles/jewish_studies/BenMosheSegev.htm )
Research on racism and anti-Semitism has also been a focus of Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe’s work and he is recognised as a global authority on Holocaust denial. Currently researching “double genocide” for a forthcoming monograph, Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe is the coauthor of the “70 Years Declaration on the Final Solution Conference at Wannsee” signed by 70 European parliamentarians which was reported on in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/opinion/the-suffering-olympics.html).
The academic work undertaken by Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe’s is complimented by a career in public policy. He previously served as the director of the B’nai Brith Anti-Defamation Commission where, with Oxfam and the Uniting Church, he initiated the “Racism No Way” campaign against Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, and he also initiated a proposal for racial vilification legislation that culminated in the Victorian Government adopting the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act. He has also worked on Israeli public policy and Israel-Diaspora relations as the head of the Israel office of the British Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe has an undergraduate degree in law and politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and a PhD from Melbourne University on racist and antisemitic ideologies. He is also a graduate of the Summer Institute for Israeli Studies at Brandeis University in Boston.
Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe’s is also a documentary film maker (www.identity-films.com) whose films have appeared on the ABC and SBS television networks in Australia and on TV channels around the world.
Diasporas & transnationalism
Racism, social exclusion, antisemitism and Holocaust denial
Israeli politics and society
Documentary film and representations of ethnicity and identity
|Current research projects||
Assoc. Prof. Ben-Moshe is currently:
• Chief Investigator 1 on a three year $388,000 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant ‘The Nature of Transnationalism: Linkages and Identity of diasporas in Australia’, a comparative study on the Italian, Pacific Island, Macedonian, and Vietnamese Diasporas in Australia
• Writing a monograph on “double genocide”
• Developing further studies into the India, Vietnamese and Jewish diasporas and the political representation of diasporas in their homelands
• Writing a paper on crowd finding and documentary storytelling by ethnic communities, based on his most recent film “Rewriting History”.
2005 A B-Hert (Business Higher Education Roundtable) Award for ICEPA’s Refugee Relocation Project.
2004 Diversity@work award for ICEPA cultural diversity partnership.
2001 Centenary of Federation Medal for education into and leadership against racism in Australia.
1999 Visiting Scholar, Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, Cambridge University
1998 Myer Foundation-Asia Link Professional development fellowship, researching anti-racism strategies in Europe.
1996-2000 Melbourne University Postgraduate Scholarship
The European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy
The Australian Jewish Studies Association
The Association for Israeli Studies