Hannah Starman


Dr Hannah Starman is an independent researcher and photographer. Her research interests include the history of Jewish communities, restitution of Jewish property in Eastern Europe, Israel's foreign and defence policy, civic education in Israel, trauma and its transgenerational and societal impacts, law, victimhood and trauma, and visual representations of conflict. Dr Starman is currently preparing a number of books for publication, including Testifying to Trauma, with Dr. Campbell and Dr. Sari Wastell, Anthropology.  She is also completing books (with Dr. Irena Sumi) on the restitution of Jewish property in Slovenia, the Holocaust in Slovenia (to be published by Yad Vashem), and a textbook on civil education (to be published by the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts). This work builds on Dr Starman’s previous funded research projects on the codification of trauma in humanitarian law, restitution of Jewish property in Slovenia, eradication of the memory of Slovenian Jews and the Holocaust in Slovenia, post-Holocaust trials in Israel, civic education in Israel, and sexuality, violence and education.  Dr Starman’s previous photographic work includes several photo reports from conflict areas, political campaigns and portraiture (musicians, authors, politicians, etc). Her current photographic projects include documenting the non-sectarian projects of the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC).