Commemoration includes lectures, notes expansion of academic footprint
Educating about genocide and mass atrocities
Genocide, mass atrocities, crimes against humanity and their prevention stand at the core of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Home to a uniquely rich undergraduate program and a landmark doctoral program, the Strassler Center is the first and only institute of its kind. Since it was established in 1998, it has gained international standing as the sole program to train students for Ph.D. degrees in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. The Center’s growth and development demonstrate that a small research university can achieve excellence and broad regard with a flagship program.
Offering the only program of its kind designed to train students for Ph.D. degrees in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies, the Strassler Center takes great pride in its accomplished and renowned faculty and staff members.
Thomas Kühne, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Strassler Chair in the Study of Holocaust History; Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Taner Akçam, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of History; Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies
Ken MacLean, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment
Associate Professor, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Director of Asian Studies
International Association of Genocide Scholars Annual Conference – “The Rohingya Crisis: Forensics Practices and the Politics of Proof”
“The Rohingya Crisis and the Practices of Erasure”
“Famine Crimes: Military Operations, Forced Migration, and Chronic Hunger in Eastern Burma/Myanmar (2006-2008)”
Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.
Rose Professor of Holocaust Studies and Modern Jewish History and Culture, the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
“Holocaust scholar Frances Tanzer delves into the past to better understand the present”
USHMM Conference – “Fleeing the Nazis: Austrian Jewish Refugees to the United States Panel II”
“Performing the Austrian-Jewish (Negative) Symbiosis: Stella Kadmon’s Viennese Stage from Red Vienna to the Second Republic”
For more information on our faculty members and a complete list of visiting and affiliated faculty, please visit our Faculty and Staff Page.