Suzanne Faigan

Honorary Research Associate

Research areas

  • Soviet Jewish history;
  • Women in politics;
  • Yiddish activism.

Current projects

  • A biography of Ester Frumkin.

Conference activity

  • 12-13 February 2006:
    ‘Esther Frumkin: “A Frenzied Medusa Whose Fury Was On the Head of the Rabbis"'
    Women in Judaism’, Australian Association of Jewish Studies conference, University of Melbourne.
  • 6-10 February 2006:
    ‘Using Lives’ Workshop on Biography, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra.
  • 27 June 2005:
    ‘Esther Frumkin and the Yidishe Folks-shul’, Yiddish and Education conference, Mandelbaum House, University of Sydney.

Other professional contributions

  • April 2002 – February 2005: Chief Executive Officer of Mandelbaum House, University of Sydney;
  • 2001: NAATI Professional translation accreditation (Russian and French to English);
  • 1995: Trinity College, London, TESOL (English language teaching) accreditation.