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Call for Proposals - Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - October 2020

Read more about the Center's next international conference "Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region", which will commence on Indigenous Peoples' Day in October 2020.  



Listening for the Romani Holocaust - February 6, 2020 at 12 PM

Join us for a public lecture by 2019-2020 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow Ioanida Costache (PhD candidate, Stanford University, Music) in which she draws on ethnographic work and oral history archives to explore orality and music as sites of memory of Romani persecution during the Holocaust.  


Geographies of Persecution in Occupied Paris: Place and Space in Survivors’ Testimonies - March 12, 2020 at 12 PM

Join us for the public lecture by 2019-2020 Greenberg Research Fellow Maël Le Noc (PhD candidate, Texas State University, Geography), who will discuss the ways in which antisemitic persecution affected urban life and changed familiar urban spaces in Paris during Nazi occupation. 


Center Blog

April 5, 2019

On this day, 27 years ago, my city of Sarajevo became a besieged city, and remained such for the following four years. A seven-year old at the time, I remember those first days of April of 1992 well. On one of them, my family’s Yugo 45 – an iconic car model of the former Yugoslavia – broke down right next to the Kasarna Maršala Tita (military barracks), where the U.S. Embassy is located today. Without a car, we could not go home that night, so we returned to my grandparents’ house.

By Badema Pitic

Latest Center News

  • December 30, 2019
    In 2019, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research conducted deep and wide-ranging outreach, introducing the Visual History Archive to scholars, academic faculty, fellows, librarians, and students through in-depth workshops, demonstrations, consultations, and class introductions.
  • December 4, 2019
    “Narratives of ‘Home’: Violence, Spatial Belonging, and Everyday Life for Armenian Genocide Survivors” Ayşenur Korkmaz (PhD candidate in European Studies, University of Amsterdam) 2019-2020 Robert J. Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies November 19, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
    “Survivor Activism in the Aftermath of Historical Genocides and Contemporary Mass Shootings” Anna Lee (USC undergraduate, English major, Spanish and TESOL minor) 2019 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow November 5, 2019