Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
I am a PhD student researching antisemitism in modern Australia.
My project uses case studies drawn from the history of antisemitism in Australia to test existing theories of antisemitism and to develop my own typology and theory. A major aim of my research is to understand the deep, underlying and fundamental driving factors of antisemitism that usually remain dormant, but that can be easily awoken and activated. I also explore the role that antisemitism plays in serving as a sociopolitical glue for various ideologies.
Previously, as part of my Honours and MA in Holocaust Studies, I researched Holocaust denial and obfuscation in contemporary Europe. I have mainly concentrated on the memory of the Holocaust and how it fits into non-Jewish national narratives and national identity in post-Soviet countries, with a particular focus on the Baltic states.
I also have research interests in wider Jewish history and Jewish theological, philosophical and political thought in Australia, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.
2022 - Present, PhD Dissertation topic: Antisemitism in Modern Australia.
2017, Research Paper for MA in Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa: The attempted creation of a new unified European collective memory: the mobilisation of the “double genocide” thesis in the European Union and post-Soviet countries.
2017, Research Paper for MA in Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa: Nationalist Lithuanian and Latvian discourse about the Holocaust and local collaboration.
2015, Honours Thesis, University of Adelaide: Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Complicity in Contemporary Latvian Nationalist Discourse.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Junior Analyst Online Hate Prevention Institute 2021 - 2021 Collections Intern Melbourne Holocaust Museum 2021 - 2021 Communications Officer Melbourne Holocaust Museum 2018 - 2019 Research Assistant Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre 2018 - 2022 Social Media Coordinator Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre 2018 - 2018 Intern Wiener Holocaust Library 2017 - 2018 Outreach Coordinator University of Haifa 2017 - 2017 Intern Yad Vashem
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Hebrew Can read and understand spoken Yiddish Can read, write and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2022 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in History 2016 - 2019 University of Haifa Israel MA in Holocaust Studies 2015 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (History) 2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of International Studies
Year Citation 2023 Oboler, A., & Beinart, J. (2023). Online Antisemitism in Australia 2023. Melbourne: Online Hate Prevention Institute.
Year Citation 2023 Beinart, J. (2023). Unfashionable victims: Why identity politics is a barrier to recognising antisemitism in progressive spaces. Plus61J Media. 2022 Beinart, J. (2022). Jewish students avoid campus, leave Adelaide University due to antisemitic culture. Plus61J Media.
2022 - Present, Recipient of Australian Government Research Training Stipend Scholarship.
2016, Recipient of US$5,000 Weinstein Scholarship, University of Haifa, MA in Holocaust Studies.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2023 - ongoing Member Elected Committee Australian Association for Jewish Studies Australia 2022 - 2023 Convener 2023 Conference: The Arts, Jews and Wellbeing Australian Association for Jewish Studies Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2022 - ongoing Member Australian Jewish Historical Society Australia 2022 - ongoing Member Australian Association for Jewish Studies Australia
Date Office Name Institution Country 2022 - ongoing South Australian Vice President Australasia Union of Jewish Students Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2023 - 2023 Antisemitism in the Arts in the 21st Century 2023 AAJS Conference: The Arts, Jews and Wellbeing Australian Association for Jewish Studies Australia 2023 - 2023 The Modern Face of Jew Hatred: Antisemitism in Australia in the 21st Century 2023 AAJS Conference: The Arts, Jews and Wellbeing Australian Association for Jewish Studies Australia 2022 - 2022 Zionism in Progressive Spaces 2022 Biennial Conference Zionist Federation of Australia Australia
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