CfP: Inaugural CGHR Conference on Genocide “Genocide: Pathways and Passages”

Friday, April 4, 2014


Rutgers University, Newark, USA

“Genocide: Pathways and Passages”

Genocide is crossed by pathways and passages. There are the pathways of the genocidal process, such as the historical and sociopolitical paths from which genocide emerges, the routes genocide takes once it has begun, and the post-conflict trajectories undertaken as individuals and societies seek a way forward in the aftermath. Such paths are mixed with passages, or processes of transformation, ranging from transformations of identities (e.g., perpetrators, victims, survivors, bystanders, witnesses, humanitarians, the “other,” and so forth) to those of sociopolitical states of being (e.g., authoritarianism, democratization, transitional justice, diaspora, and so forth).

In its inaugural conference on genocide, the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights invites proposals for a one-day conference on the theme of “Pathways and Passage.” Our focus is intentionally broad, ranging from the issues discussed above to analysis of other topics, such as the epistemological pathways and passages of genocide studies. This emphasis is in keeping with the Center’s emphasis on critical genocide studies even as it openly engages issues like prevention and forms of mass violence that might normally fall outside the umbrella of genocide studies.

Those interested in submitting a proposal should send an abstract of no more than 250 words as well as a long bio or 2 page CV to Unfortunately, the organizers are unable to provide supporting funds to defray the costs of the participants, but we will seek discounted hotel rates for those needing accommodations. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, January 27, 2014.

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