2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Genocide and Human Rights Concentration

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Undergraduate Concentration

The Holocaust prompted the slogan, “Never again!” Tragically, efforts to make this slogan a reality did not prevent subsequent genocides or other large-scale human rights violations around the world. Concerted efforts by scholars, policymakers, and activists, however, have done much to uncover the processes that contribute to such paroxysms of mass violence, improve understandings of the forms these atrocities take as well as the diverse ways people and societies respond to them, and what actions might prevent their reoccurrence in the future. As a concentrator, you can be part of these efforts! With that goal in mind, the undergraduate concentration in Genocide and Human Rights provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills that inform work in this critically important interdisciplinary field. Relevant courses are offered in a range of departments: history, literature, political science, international development, sociology, and psychology, among others.

For more information, please visit the Genocide and Human Rights Studies Department’s website.


Concentration Requirements

Total of six courses from at least three different departments. The courses include a core requirement, four electives, and a capstone seminar. (If students take more than one capstone, then the additional seminar will count as an elective.) It is expected that concentrators will fulfill their requirements in consultation with the HGS advisor.


Program Faculty

Anita Häusermann Fábos, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Imber, Ph.D.

Benjamin Korstvedt, Ph.D.

Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.

Stephen Levin, Ph.D.

Ken MacLean, Ph.D.- Concentration Coordinator 

Valerie Sperling, Ph.D.

Shelly Tenenbaum, Ph.D. 

Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.

Johanna Ray Vollhardt, Ph.D.

Kristen Williams, Ph.D.

Visiting Faculty

Marta Havryshko, Ph.D.



Courses offered within the last two academic years

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