Dr Frieze is a Genocide studies scholar, specializing in memory and aftermath studies. Donna is a Research Fellow and teaches the Holocaust at Deakin University and a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University Centre for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights She taught a graduate unit, Genocide, for over 10 years and has published widely on the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust and the Bosnian genocides in relation to testimony, film and philosophy. She has been invited to speak at Columbia University and to guest lecture at New York University. She was the 2013 and 2014 Prins Senior Scholar at the Centre for Jewish History in NYC. She is currently the Inaugural Genocide Studies Scholar at Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre.
Donna has been academic advisor for several NY films and genocide exhibitions and is the Exhibition Curator Scholar for ‘Raphael Lemkin: The Quest to end Genocide’ with the Center for Jewish History for the Google Cultural Institute.
Donna is the editor and transcriber of Raphael Lemkin’s autobiography, Totally Unofficial (Yale University Press, 2013) and co-author with Steven Cooke of The Interior of Our Memories’: A History of Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre, (Hybrid, 2015). Donna is the past First Vice-President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and a current member of the Advisory Board and a Board member for the Institute for the Study of Genocide, New York University.
In September 2015, Donna was appointed by the Australian Government to the Academia Working Group of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) for two years.
Dr Donna-Lee Frieze’s Recent Research Trip to Montreal – September 2016