Center Blog Posts

The Center for Advanced Genocide Research fosters pioneering research on genocide and mass violence and brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines, supporting them as they conduct cutting-edge research and explore innovative disciplinary intersections. Here are some examples of recent research coming out of USC Shoah Foundation.

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
  • Anne Knowles, Tim Cole, Alberto Giordano & Paul Jaskot
    February 1, 2016

    The multidisciplinary Holocaust Geographies Collaborative research group returned to USC Shoah Foundation and shared their plans for an exciting new project harnessing the power of testimony that will begin this summer.

  • Matt Lawson
    October 8, 2015

    When I commenced my PhD journey three years ago at Edge Hill University in northern England, I had little idea of where the journey would take me, both literally and figuratively.

  • Sandra Gruner-Domic
    July 28, 2015

    During the 1960s, the Guatemalan government unleashed a war against various small guerilla groups across the country. This so-called “internal conflict” turned into a 36-year genocide against Mayan populations.

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