Martha Stroud

Martha Stroud manages the day-to-day operations of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research, the academic arm of the USC Shoah Foundation, which advances innovative interdisciplinary research on the Holocaust and other genocides and promotes use of the Visual History Archive in research and teaching. She joined the Center in 2015 after earning her PhD in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley. An anthropologist with special interests in the anthropology of genocide, psychological anthropology, and Indonesia, Martha’s research focuses on the Indonesian mass killings and detentions of 1965-1966, their aftermath, and the ways in which the events of 1965-1966 continue to emerge in daily life in Indonesia today, over 50 years after the killings first began.