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Suzanne Rutland

Suzanne Rutland


Sydney born, Suzanne Rutland is Professor in the department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her major history of Australian Jewry, Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia, was first published in 1988 and has had two subsequent editions (Collins, 1988; Brandl and Schlesinger, 1997, Holmes and Meier, New York, 2001) and her latest publication is The Jews in Australia published in 2005 by Cambridge University Press. She has held numerous leadership positions, including being a past president of the Australian Jewish Historical Society. She has been a convenor of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies on a number of occasions.

Professor Rutland was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) for service to Jewish education and history through a range of higher education development roles and as an author and academic, and to the promotion of interfaith relations. In 2011 Professor Rutland was listed as one of the 50 most influential Jews in Australia.

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