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Apply for PhD Candidate Research Fellowships

The Center is now inviting applications for its PhD candidate research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates from any discipline and from anywhere in the world. 


Watch Kimberly Cheng's lecture "American Dreams: Jewish Refugees and Chinese Locals in Post-World War II Shanghai"

In September, 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellow Kimberly Cheng (New York University) gave a lecture about her research in the Visual History Archive exploring Jewish refugee life in post-World War II Shanghai. Watch her lecture or read a summary here.




Watch Geoffrey Robinson's lecture "The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-1966"

In October, the Center welcomed Geoffrey Robinson (University of California at Los Angeles) for a lecture about his most recent book, the first comprehensive history of the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-1966. Watch the lecture or read a summary here.


Center Blog

February 6, 2018

The future of Polish-Israeli relations can be driven by compassion and forgiveness, or a retreat behind walls of fossilized antisemitism, essentialist prejudice, nationalistic egotism, and fear.

By Maria Zalewska

Latest Center News

  • October 31, 2018
    The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates for its 2019-2020 research fellowships. Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced- standing Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
  • September 20, 2018
    Call for Papers: International Conference "Comparative Lenses: Video Testimonies of Survivors and Eyewitnesses on Genocide and Mass Violence" June 6-7, 2019 Organized by the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, Yahad-In Unum, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, and the AGBU Nubar Library

    The Conference

  • August 29, 2018
    The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2019- 2020 Interdisciplinary Research Week that will provide support for an interdisciplinary group of international scholars to develop and discuss a collaborative innovative research project in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies using the video testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) and other related resources at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.