Margaret Taft

Margaret Taft is a Research Associate at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University. She is a published author, an experienced researcher, teacher and lecturer. The youngest child of Holocaust survivors, her professional and personal interests lie in the Jewish immigrant experience and the reconstruction of life in the post-war period. Her publications include A Second Chance: The Making of Yiddish Melbourne (2018; with Andrew Markus), a co-authored biography of Walter Lippmann, and From Victim to Survivor: The Emergence and Development of the Holocaust Witness 1941-1949 (2013).



Talking in Tongues

How has our language shaped us? Join Rebecca Margolis, Margaret Taft and Subhash Jaireth in exploring how language – Yiddish and others – create and express individual and community identity. Moderated by Renata Singer, this panel will delve into the writer’s personal experience – as well as their research and writing – to illuminate the…

May 3, 2020