Dr Sulamith Graefenstein

PhD (Museum Studies and Memory Studies) Australian National University; MA (Cultural Studies) University of Konstanz; BA (European Studies) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

Museums and human rights; memory studies; Holocaust studies; European studies; cosmopolitanism; cross cultural studies and history.



Dr Sulamith Graefenstein is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University. She has undertaken research in Belgium, Austria, Canada, the U.S. and South Korea. Her work in the area of Memory Studies and Museum Studies focuses on developing an understanding of how human rights museums and human rights memorial museums help promote notions of (trans)national justice and solidarity in an era of circulating Holocaust memory and human rights. She is author of the book Das National Museum of Australia und die Debatte um die Darstellung der kolonialgeschichtlichen Vergangenheit Australiens (Lit-Verlag 2013).

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