Andrew Markus holds the Pratt Foundation Chair of Jewish Civilisation. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and is a past Head of Monash University's School of Historical Studies . He has published extensively in the field of Australian race relations. He is the sole author of four books and the editor or co-editor of more than ten others. His publications include; Race: John Howard and the Remaking of Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001); Building a New Community. Immigration and the Victorian Economy (editor, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001) and Australian Race Relations 1788 - 1993 (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994). Current Research Andrew is currently involved in two ARC funded projects: an attitudinal study of the Jewish communities of Australia and New Zealand and a three generational history of Yiddish Melbourne. He is also continuing his research on social cohesion in Australia, with the second Scanlon Foundation Survey released in November 2009.