Since its founding in 2014, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research has concentrated its efforts on developing an innovative research agenda. While it welcomes and supports creative and interdisciplinary research that focuses on genocide in general, the Center’s own research programs focus on three distinct areas:
- Resistance to genocide and mass violence
- Violence, emotion and behavioral change
- Digital genocide studies
The Center organizes a rich academic program consisting of international fellowships and annual conferences, a lecture series and unique research opportunities such as the Interdisciplinary Research Week and the graduate student research workshop with Yad Vashem.
The Center advances interdisciplinary research by supporting the most innovative fellows, conference presenters, guest speakers, workshop and Research Week participants, as well as visiting scholars.
Alongside its research programs and activities, the Center also encourages faculty to incorporate testimonies into their research and university teaching. The Center trains and supports faculty in conducting their own research that then feeds into their lectures and seminars. It also promotes assigning research projects to students since serious scholarly engagement and research with the testimonies provides the most valuable educational experience.
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is dedicated to:
- Advancing innovative interdisciplinary research on genocide and mass violence
- Promoting use of the Visual History Archive testimonies in academic research and teaching
- Transforming the way we understand the origins, dynamics and consequences of mass violence, as well as the conditions and dimensions of resistance.
May: Workshop for advanced PhD candidates working on Holocaust topics (with Yad Vashem)
June: Inaugural Summer Research Fellowships for USC undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty awarded
December: Inaugural Senior Scholar in Residence fellowship awarded
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