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Now Inviting Applications for Research Fellowships for PhD Candidates

The Center invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.


Watch Presentations from International Conference: Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies

The Center recently held our 2017 international conference “Digital Approaches to Genocide Studies” that was co-sponsored by the USC Digital Humanities Program. International scholars from many disciplines gathered to examine the relationships between digital methodologies, practices, ethics and contemporary Holocaust and genocide studies.


Discover the Center's events and lectures

Each year, the Center's public lectures, film screenings, and conferences feature leading scholars, visiting fellows, and innovative emerging researchers from a wide variety of different disciplines speaking about a range of genocides. Click below to read about our upcoming and past events.


Center Blog

August 8, 2017

After a long period of neglect, the study of genocides against indigenous populations is becoming an increasingly larger part of the field of genocide studies.

By Martha Stroud

Latest Center News

  • November 20, 2017
    von Frijtag questioned commonly-held perceptions about relations between Dutch Jews and gentiles during the Holocaust during her tenure as USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s 2017-2018 Center Fellow.
  • November 3, 2017
    Historian Boris Adjemian gave a public lecture cosponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Institute of Armenian Studies about the making of Armenian archival collections of survivors’ testimonies after the Armenian genocide and the evolution of their historiographical uses.
  • November 3, 2017
    in his lecture at USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research on Thursday, Professor Alexander Hinton shared insights into the life trajectory of the infamous Comrade Duch, commandant of the former S-21 prison in Phnom Penh, and the lessons Duch might offer as we attempt to understand how ordinary people commit genocide.