Pratt Foundation Research Chair of Jewish Civilisation, Monash University
Andrew Markus holds the Pratt Foundation 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 History program. He has published extensively in the field of Australian race relations. He is the sole author of four books and the editor or co-editor of more than ten others. His publications include; 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).
Andrew is currently involved in a number of projects, including a second attitudinal study of the Jewish communities of Australia and a multi-generational history of Yiddish Melbourne. He is also continuing his research on social cohesion in Australia, with the Australians Today and the ninth Scanlon Foundation national survey released in 2016.
Over the past 12 months, immigration policy has been increasingly contested in Australian politics and the media. Former prime minister Tony Abbott has been prominent with his advocacy of a reduction in the permanent...