Center for Advanced Genocide Research

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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 will view Holocaust and Genocide Studies as inherently interdisciplinary. This will not be 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 inaugural 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.