The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2015-2016 Center Research Fellow. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding candidate from any discipline, who will advance genocide research through the use of the Visual History Archive (VHA) of the USC Shoah Foundation and other USC resources. The incumbent will spend one semester in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2015-2016 academic year. The chosen fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh research perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during his or her stay.
Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and its potential to advance research within the field of Holocaust and genocide studies.
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and Genocide centers and institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. While the Center does encourage and foster innovative scholarly research from all areas of genocide studies, it is particularly interested in the following themes: the interdisciplinary study of mass violence and resistance; interdisciplinary research on violence, emotion and behavioral change; and digital genocide research.
USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include over 53,000 audio-visual testimonies of genocide survivors and other witnesses contained in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 13,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants from the Third Reich including the collection of the prominent German Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger.
To submit an application, please send a cover letter, CV and research proposal (max. 3 pages) discussing the topic, methodological approach and relevant USC resources by Monday December 1st, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.