Center for Advanced Genocide Research

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Center for Advanced Genocide Research Announces Inaugural Center Fellow

In November 2014 the Center for Advanced Genocide Research announced Dr. Peg LeVine as the 2014-15 Center Fellow. Dr. LeVine will spend the Spring 2015 semester in residence participating in Center activies and utilizing the Center's resources and the Shoah Foundation's network of scholars to support her research on "Ritualcide" during the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.

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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

December 18, 2014

USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals from advanced standing Ph.D. candidates who will focus their research on the Visual History Archive.

December 1, 2014

USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for its 2015 Student Research Fellow program.

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.