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Call for Applicants


The Strassler Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University calls for doctoral applications. Together with the History Department, the Strassler Center offers a unique doctoral program in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies.

It offers students a range of courses covering a spectrum of topics pertaining to the history of the Holocaust, genocides and mass violence in other parts of the world, and in comparative genocide research. These tracks aim to prepare the next cadre of professors, teachers, Holocaust museum directors and curators, human rights advocates, decision makers and experts about genocide and genocide prevention for careers in academia, museums, archives as well as government bureaucracies, corporations, and NGOs.

The Centre offers Ph.Ds in History, with a focus either in Holocaust History or in Genocide Studies as well as two interdisciplinary Ph.D. streams: the Psychology of Genocide (Ph.D. in Psychology) draws upon the Psychology Department's expertise in social processes and cultural psychology; the Geography and Genocide track (Ph.D. in Geography) considers the landscapes and spatial dynamics of genocide and mass violence.

The deadline for applications to the Holocaust History and Genocide Studies program is 15 January 2017; 15 December 2016 for applications to the Psychology of Genocide program; and 31 December 2016 for applications to the Geography and Genocide Program. Further information and the applications are accessible online.

Doctoral students receive a full tuition subvention and fellowship support in the form of an annual living stipend and research bursary throughout the five years of the Ph.D. program. Questions can be directed at Thomas Kühne: tkuehne[at] clarku [dott] edu