The UN Treaty on Genocide (1951) deemed all acts of violence targeting national, ethnical, racial, or religious groups with the purpose of destruction as crimes of international law. Genocide and targeted violence are very much part of our modern world, and the study of such acts throughout human history is imperative for understanding not only the historical causes and aftermath of such events, but also for prevention. Our faculty members cover a wide range of geographical and cultural areas, giving students a broader range of study from various viewpoints. We have a strong faculty presence in both German and Jewish history, as well as faculty connections to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Other faculty members focus on colonial violence in Britain, America, and Southeast Asia.
Genocide & Violence
Associate Professor of German and History, Director, Center for German Studies, Director, European Studies Program
Office Hours: MW 11:00am-12:00pm, and by appointment
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office Hours: Th 2:00-3:30pm & by appt.
Lecturer, Consultant, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
See History Department office.
Office Hours: See syllabus and by appointment
Office Hours: Tuesday, 2:00–4:00
Office Hours: On Leave 2017-18
Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History
236 Nau Hall
234 Nau Hall
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Office Hours: Mon 2:00 - 4:00 (Fall 2018)
White Burkett Miller Professor of History, and Wilson Newman Professor of Governance at the Miller Center of Public Affairs