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:
- What are the political, historical and social contexts in which genocide(s) occur?
- What is the legacy of genocide? (Psychology, memory, culture, representation, mediation)
- What are the legal and political discourses surrounding genocide? (Justification, legitimacy, illegitimacy, condemnation, silence, response of the international community?)
- What is the role of language & translation for the representation, mediation, publication and circulation of information about genocide?
- How is genocide enacted and carried out? By whom and why?
- Which groups in society tend to be most affected by genocide? (Gender, age, social and professional background, regional factors, language issues, ethnic identities)
- What – if any – is the connection between modernity and genocide?
- How and to what extent can different genocides be compared with each other?
- What philosophical approaches can help explain genocide(s)?
- How are histories of genocide used in the aftermath of genocide? How are discourses and experiences of genocide utilized for identity creation?
- How is genocide represented in cultural artefacts? (Literature, film, art, music)
- In which genres and through which channels is genocide represented? And how so?
In addition, we are also interested in exploring:
- Transitional justice
- Trauma (transmission, representation)
- Definitions of genocide
- Truth, facticity
- Genocide education