Dr Daniella Doron


Daniella Doron is a Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation in the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies.

She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the Departments of History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where she defended a dissertation entitled “In the Best Interest of the Child: Family, Youth, and Identity in Postwar France, 1944-1954″.

Most recently she was the 2010-2012 Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Colgate University, offering courses in modern Jewish history, Jewish history and autobiography, and Jewish migration and diaspora. Previously, she was the 2009-2010 Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto where she offered courses on Postwar Jewish history and Children and the Holocaust.


  • Daniella Doron, “A Drama of Faith and Family”: Familialism, Nationalism, and Ethnicity among Jews in Postwar France.” Journal of Jewish Identities 4, no. 2 (2011): 1-27.
  •  Daniella Doron, “Remembering the Children, Remembering the Holocaust: Holocaust  Memory in Postwar France,” Jews and France, France and the Jews, 1944-1954, edited by Steven Katz and Sean Hand, forthcoming.

Current Research

Daniella’s research interests focus on modern Jewish history, modern France, the Holocaust, and the history of gender, childhood, and the family. She is currently completing a book manuscript that draws upon these research interests to explore how Jews and non-Jews in postwar France struggled over the rehabilitation of Jewish youth and the reconstruction of national identities in the aftermath of the French Liberation.

For the research and writing of this work she has received grants and fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Center for Jewish History, and the Florence Gould Foundation.

Areas of Supervision

Modern Jewish History; the Holocaust and its aftermath; French Jewish history; the history of childhood, gender, and the family; Jewish history and autobiography; memory; modern Europe; and modern French history.