Alejandro Baer

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Sociology SocSci
267 19th Avenue S Rm 1133
1133 Social Science Building

I am interested in the socio-political consequences of memory narratives and the delicate relationship between processes of collective remembering, reconciliatory initiatives, and the demands of justice in post-conflict or post-authoritarian societies. To what extent are people of the current generation bound by a violent past and the memory of this past? What forms of subjectivity emerge through different memories of atrocity, and what forms of collective action do these memories facilitate or hinder? I also co-organize the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Habilitation: Sociology, Universität Bayreuth , Germany, 2013.
  • Ph.D.: Sociology, Universidad Complutense , Madrid, Spain, 2003.
  • Licenciatura: Sociology / Social Anthropology, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1995.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Social Memory Studies
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Antisemitism
  • Globalization
  • Sociology of Media and Communication
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Visual Sociology
Courses Taught
  • Soc 4090: Topics in Soc: Mass Media & Society
  • Soc 8890: Adv. Research Methods: Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Soc 4090: Topics in Soc: Never Again! Memories & Politics After Genocide
  • GCC 3002: Grand Challenge Course: Beyond Attrocity: Political Reconcilliation, Collective Memories & Justice
  • HCOL: Honors Colloquim: Global Challenge: Politics of Reconciliation, Memory & Justice