About

We are a group of researchers based mostly, but not exclusively, at Newcastle University, working on genocide and genocide-related topics. In our research, we are interested in addressing the following issues and/or topics:

  1. What are the political, historical and social contexts in which genocide(s) occur?
  2. What is the legacy of genocide? (Psychology, memory, culture, representation, mediation)
  3. What are the legal and political discourses surrounding genocide? (Justification, legitimacy, illegitimacy, condemnation, silence, response of the international community?)
  4. What is the role of language & translation for the representation, mediation, publication and circulation of information about genocide?
  5. How is genocide enacted and carried out? By whom and why?
  6. Which groups in society tend to be most affected by genocide? (Gender, age, social and professional background, regional factors, language issues, ethnic identities)
  7. What – if any – is the connection between modernity and genocide?
  8. How and to what extent can different genocides be compared with each other?
  9. What philosophical approaches can help explain genocide(s)?
  10. How are histories of genocide used in the aftermath of genocide? How are discourses and experiences of genocide utilized for identity creation?
  11. How is genocide represented in cultural artefacts? (Literature, film, art, music)
  12. In which genres and through which channels is genocide represented? And how so?

In addition, we are also interested in exploring:

  1. Transitional justice
  2. Trauma (transmission, representation)
  3. Definitions of genocide
  4. Truth, facticity
  5. Genocide education
  6. Commemoration