Center for Advanced Genocide Research

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Center for Advanced Genocide Research Receives Donation of Documents from the  Armenian Genocide

On Thursday, March 26th, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research received the donation of over 40 boxes of primary documents from the historic Martin Marootian et al. v. New York Life Insurance Company class action lawsuit.

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Research Focus

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide centers and institutes by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. The Center views Holocaust and Genocide Studies as inherently interdisciplinary. It aims to transcend the differentiated disciplines to bring innovative understanding as well as a global approach.

While the Center encourages and explores scholarly research from all areas of genocide studies, it is particularly interested in the following themes: 

The Interdisciplinary study of Mass Violence and Resistance

Examining the Holocaust and other instances of systematic mass violence with a special focus on what enables people to stop, slow down or resist violent developments in societies. The latter distinguishes the Center from other research programs, which focus on perpetrators or victims.

Interdisciplinary Research on Violence, Emotion and Behavioral Change

Integrating work in the burgeoning fields of memory studies and emotion and affect research, especially as they relate to understanding the role of testimonial narratives in genocidal and traumatic contexts. 

Digital Genocide Research

Exploring the ways in which large data sets, as the digitized and fully indexed 52,000 survivor and witness interviews of the USC Shoah Foundation can assist our understanding of genocide. As the collections grow, the data available for comparative analysis will grow with it and provide an increasingly rich resource of digital material.  

In the News

March 26, 2015

The Center is now in possession of over 40 boxes of documents from the historic Martin Marootian et al. v. New York Life Insurance Company class action lawsuit.

March 11, 2015

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, the USC Center for Advanced Genocide Research hosted a lecture from Dr. Peter Hayes who spoke before a packed room at USC on the complex relationship between anti-Semitism and homophobia exerted in Nazi-occupied territories during World War II.

March 2, 2015

Wolf Gruner, Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, has published two new books about discriminatory policies against two distinct groups: the Jews in the annexed territories of the Third Reich and the indigenous people of Bolivia in the 19th century.

February 27, 2015

During her lecture as the 2014-15 Center Fellow of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research on Thursday at USC Doheny Memorial Library, Peg LeVine shared her experiences studying a unique form of violence during the Cambodian Genocide.

February 23, 2015

USC Shoah Foundation and its Center for Advanced Genocide Research are hosting two events this week that are free and open to the public.