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Center for Advanced Genocide Research Announces 2014-15 Douglas and Margee Greenberg Research Fellow

In October 2014 the Center for Advanced Genocide Research announced Dr. Jared McBride as the first recipient of the Douglas and Margee Greenberg Research Fellowship. Dr. McBride will spend one week in residence at the Center utilizing the Visual History Archive and other resources available at USC to support his research on collaboration and resistance in Nazi-occupied Volhynia, Ukraine.

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The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research builds on the diverse resources held at the University of Southern California to offer a unique research opportunity to students and scholars around the world.

It distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide centers not only through its unique resources but also through its focus on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas.  

The Center views Holocaust and Genocide Studies as inherently interdisciplinary. This is not set out as the work of various disciplines working together, but rather the transcendence of differentiated disciplines to bring innovative understanding as well as a global approach.

The founding director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is Wolf Gruner, Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History.

Video Footage of the Launch of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research

Footage of the special event held April 25, 2014, on the campus of the University of Southern California announcing USC Shoah Foundation's launch of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research. Institute founder and USC Trustee Steven Spielberg was present to make the announcement with USC President C.L Max Nikias. A panel discussion followed with Dean of USC Dornsife College Steve Kay, USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D. Smith, Wolf Gruner, Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and professor of history at USC who will serve as the director of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and Beth Meyerowitz, USC vice provost for faculty affairs.

In the News

November 21, 2014

The Benefactors of the Jewish Club of 1933, Inc., have bestowed Professor Wolf Gruner their Legacy Award for his work with the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

October 20, 2014

Senior scholars in Holocaust and genocide studies are invited to apply for the 2015-2016 Center Research Fellowship. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2014.

October 7, 2014

Jared McBride, the fellowship’s debut recipient, was chosen by a panel of USC researchers and professors for the originality of his proposal and its potential to advance genocide research.

June 23, 2014

In January 2014, four scholars from the “Holocaust Geographies Collaborative”—an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers evaluated the link between personal testimony, the index of the archive and geography.

June 11, 2014

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2014-2015 Center Research Fellow. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding candidate from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the Visual History Archive (VHA) of the USC Shoah Foundation and other USC resources.