On this website you can explore, consider and challenge the thinking of Devorah Wainer who balances scholarly academic rigour with creative non-fiction narrative and poetry in her writing. Devorah’s interdisciplinary research is within the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences. Substantively her research focuses on human rights, refugee and asylum seeking issues.
Bringing over two decades of practitioner experience to her research Devorah refuses to objectify the silenced and invisibilised subjects. Her striving for congruency with the thinking of Emmanuel Levinas, resulted in the award winning research methodology that she developed. The Midrash Methodology is suited to research in a range of substantive fields like Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, Organisation and Management Studies—perhaps even medical studies.
I am living my dream: including travelling to teach at leading universities on my substantive topics; the thinking of ethics philosopher Emmanuel Levinas and the the theoretical underpinning and use of Midrash Methodology.
In 2014 a highlight was lecturing at Riga University, Latvia, which is the city that my grandparents lived in. I am now looking forward to ongoing invitations for travel, teaching and research in Australia and Internationally.