Andrew Jakubowicz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney and Co-director of the UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Key Research Strength (Research Centre). He heads the Social and Political Change Academic Group in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has published widely in the fields of cultural diversity, social policy, refugees, Jewish cultural studies, media sociology, and new media. The website that he co-ordinates Making Multicultural Australia in the 21st Century is designed for teachers and students interested in cross-curriculum diversity perspectives, and is produced in conjunction with state education and arts bodies around Australia. It provides an extensive research site for scholars involved in cultural diversity questions in Australia, and a publishing environment for cultural diversity scholarship using digital media. The research website he produces The Menorah of Fang Bang Lu is an online documentary about the Jewish communities of Shanghai. He heads a research project “Multimedia Interactive Research Environment” that seeks to re-centre the researcher as a creative subject between the silos of digital data collection and e-publishing. He also heads the online communities and human rights project at the not-for-profit Institute for Cultural Diversity.
Andrew lives in Sydney and is married to Mara Moustafine.
He recorded a Christmas/Chanukah program with ABC Local radio in December 2008. Listen to it at The Second hour: Andrew Jakubowicz 20 Dec 2008