New Books in Genocide Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Genocide about their New Books

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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....



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...



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

episode 36: Amit Pinchevski, "Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma" (Oxford UP, 2019)

What does it mean to consider trauma and media from the perspective of technology and not from that of the subject of trauma, the clinician or the witness?


 2019-03-13  50m

episode 47: Geraldine Heng, "The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

In creating a detailed impression of the medieval race-making that would be reconfigured into the biological racism of the modern era, Heng reaches beyond medievalists and race-studies scholars to anyone interested in the long history of race.


 2019-02-26  1h1m

episode 87: Susan Thomson, "Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace" (Yale UP, 2018)

Thomson examines the postwar history of Rwanda to consider the ways the Rwandan genocide shaped governance, policy and memory in that country...


 2019-02-25  59m

episode 88: Daniel Unowsky, “The Plunder: The 1898 Anti-Jewish Riots in Habsburg Galicia” (Stanford UP, 2018)

Unowsky tries to understand how, in an Empire built around the idea of the rule of law, anti-Jewish violence could erupt so quickly and then fade away almost as rapidly...


 2019-02-19  1h2m

episode 86: Special Discussion: Approaches to Textbooks on Genocide

How do you write a textbook about genocide...


 2019-01-03  1h18m

episode 58: Daniel Stahl, "Hunt for Nazis: South America's Dictatorships and the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes" (Amsterdam UP, 2018)

How did the search for Nazi fugitives become a vehicle to oppose South American dictatorships?


 2018-12-26  53m

episode 14: McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century" (Verso, 2017)

McKenzie Wark’s new book offers 21 focused studies of thinkers working in a wide range of fields who are worth your attention...


 2018-12-06  1h3m