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Call for Applications: 2016-2017 Center Fellowship

 

 

 

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Call for Applications:

The 2016-2017 Center Fellowship

Deadline Extended: January 31st, 2016


The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2016-2017 Center Research Fellowship.

The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The incumbent will spend one semester in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal, its potential to advance research within the field of Holocaust and genocide studies, and the distinguished achievements of the candidate. The chosen fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh research perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during his or her stay.

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. While the Center encourages and fosters innovative scholarly research from all areas of genocide studies, it is particularly interested in the following themes: the interdisciplinary study of resistance to mass violence and genocide; interdisciplinary research on violence, emotion, and behavioral change; and digital genocide research.

USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 53,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 14,000 primary and secondary sources; and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants, including the writer Lion Feuchtwanger, from the Third Reich.

To submit an application, please send a cover letter, CV, and research proposal (max. 3 pages) discussing the topic, methodological approach, and relevant USC resources by January 31st, 2016 to cagr@usc.edu.

For more information about the Center, please visit: http://sfi.usc.edu/cagr