Panel I:  Culture

DONNA-LEE FRIEZE
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Donna-Lee Frieze is a Research Fellow in the School of History, Heritage and Society at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.  She received her B.A. in philosophy and literary studies from Deakin University in 1994 and her Ph.D. in genocide studies, philosophy and film from Deakin University in 2006.  She is currently working on a joint venture between Deakin University and the Jewish Holocaust and Research Centre in Melbourne, working on a book entitled A History of the Jewish Holocaust and Research Centre.  


Dr. Frieze is a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, International Network of Genocide Scholars, the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Historical Association.  Her publications include “The Death of the Suffering Other: Responding to Holocaust Survivors Through the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas,” in Pam Maclean, Michele Langfield and Dvir Abramovich, eds., Testifying to the Holocaust, Australian Association of Jewish Studies, Sydney 2008 and “Cycles of Genocide, Stories of Denial: Atom Egoyan’s ‘Ararat’” in Genocide Studies and Prevention, vol. 3, no. 2, August 2008, pp. 243-262.

Dr. Frieze received the Australian Postgraduate Scholarship in 2003, the Naomi and Isi Leibler prize for the best MA or PhD thesis approved during 2005 in the area of social sciences at Deakin University in 2006 and the Myer Burston Scholarship at the Jewish Holocaust and Research Centre in Melbourne in 2008.