New Books in Genocide Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Genocide about their New Books

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episode 94: Benjamin Meiches, "The Politics of Annihilation: A Genealogy of Genocide" (U Minnesota Press, 2019)

At the center of this analysis is what Meiches refers to throughout his text as the hegemonic understanding of genocide...



episode 17: Liat Steir-Livny, "Remaking Holocaust Memory: Documentary Cinema by Third Generation Survivors in Israel" (Syracuse UP, 2019)

Steir-Livny analyzes 19 prominent films that reflect the key tendencies of third-generation Holocaust documentaries...



episode 92: Erik Sjöberg, "The Making of the Greek Genocide: Contested Memories of the Ottoman Greek Catastrophe" (Berghahn Books, 2018)

Sjöberg is interested in the violence and expulsion of ethnic Greeks from Anatolia before, during and especially after World War One...



episode 91: Carolyn J. Dean, "The Moral Witness: Trials and Testimony after Genocide" (Cornell UP, 2019)

Dean examines the cultural history of the idea of the “witness to genocide” in Western Europe and the United States...



episode 90: Paul Thomas Chamberlin, "The Cold War's Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace" (Harper, 2018)

Chamberlin reminds us that the Cold War was not at all Cold for hundreds of millions of people...


 2019-06-13  1h4m

episode 272: Jennifer Dixon, "Dark Pasts: Changing the State’s Story in Turkey and Japan" (Cornell UP, 2018)

Dixon investigates the Japanese and Turkish states’ narratives of their “dark pasts,” the Nanjing Massacre (1937-38) and Armenian Genocide (1915-17), respectively...


 2019-06-06  1h2m

Stephen Fritz, "The First Soldier: Hitler as a Military Leader" (Yale UP, 2018)

A necessary volume for understanding the influence of World War I on Hitler’s thinking, this work is also an eye-opening reappraisal of major events like the invasion of Russia and the battle for Normandy...


 2019-05-21  1h16m

episode 89: Andrew Wallis, "Stepp’d in Blood:  Akazu and the Architects of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsis" (Zero Books, 2019)

Andrew Wallis has published a significant new survey of the origins and aftermath of the genocide....


 2019-05-16  1h6m

episode 63: Henning Pieper, "Fegelein’s Horsemen and Genocidal Warfare: The SS Cavalry Brigade in the Soviet Union" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

The SS Cavalry Brigade was a unit of the Waffen-SS that differed from other German military formations as it developed a dual role: SS cavalrymen both helped to initiate the Holocaust in the Soviet Union and experienced combat at the front...


 2019-04-30  56m

episode 15: Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing

In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic...


 2019-03-19  32m