Holocaust & Genocide Studies: Complementary or Competitive Paradigms?Made possible by a grant from the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies
A panel discussion featuring A. Dirk Moses (Dept. of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence), Benjamin L. Madley (Dept. of History, UCLA), and Wolf Gruner (Dept. of History, USC)
Thursday, February 12, 20154:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Wolf Gruner holds the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish
Studies and is Professor of History at the University of Southern
California, Los Angeles since 2008. He was a postdoctoral fellow at
Harvard University, Yad Vashem Jerusalem, the US Holocaust Memorial
Museum and Women’s Christian University Tokyo and the Desmond E. Lee
Visiting Professor for Global Awareness at Webster University in St.
Louis. He is the author of eight books on the Holocaust, among them
“Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Nazi Racial
Aims”, with Cambridge University Press (paperback 2008), as well as over
60 academic articles and book chapters. He also coedited two books,
most recently The Greater German Reich and the Jews. Nazi Persecution
Policies in the Annexed Territories 1935-1945” in 2015 with Berghahn
Books. Its original German edition received the award for most
outstanding German studies in humanities and social sciences in 2012.
Gruner’s most recent study, "Los Parias de la Patria. El mito de la
liberación de los indígenas en la República de Bolivia 1825-1890”, is
forthcoming in Spanish with Edition Plural, Bolivia, in 2015. At USC he
led the interdisciplinary research cluster “Resistance to Genocide”
2010-2014 and since April 2014 the Founding Director of the new Center
for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation.
Benjamin Madley is Assistant Professor of History at
UCLA. He earned an M.St. at Oxford, a Ph.D. from Yale, and was an Andrew
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College before coming to UCLA.
An historian of the United States, Native America, and colonialism, he
is the author of articles and book chapters addressing indigenous
peoples and genocides in Africa, Australia, and North America, as well
as Nazi mass murder in Europe. His first book, An American Genocide: The California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873, will be published by Yale University Press.
A. Dirk Moses took up the Chair in Global and Colonial History at the European University Institute, Florence, in January 2011 after eleven years at the University of Sydney, where he remains a member of its department of history. A native of Brisbane, Australia, he was educated at the Universities of Queensland (B.A. 1987), St. Andrews (M.Phil. 1990), Notre Dame (M.A. 1994), and California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 2000). Before coming to Sydney, he was a research fellow at the University of Freiburg where he worked on postwar German debates about the recent past, a project that appeared as German Intellectuals and the Nazi Past (Cambridge, 2007), winner of the H-Soz-u-Kult ‘The Historical Book of the Year’ prize for contemporary History. All the while, Dirk has pursued a parallel interest in genocide in colonial contexts, on which he has published many articles, book chapters, and edited books, including the prize-winning Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation and Subaltern Resistance in World History (Berghahn 2008/pbk 2009). Most recently, he has co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies (2010) and Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia (2014).
Cost : free and open to the public
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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History