Research & Student Opportunities

The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS) guides and mentors undergraduate and graduate students by organizing courses and workshops, offering grants and fellowships, and providing unique opportunities for interaction with leading experts in the field. CHGS also collaborates and shares expertise and resources with centers, departments and individual faculty members at the University of Minnesota, across the United States, and with international academic institutions.

While CHGS encourages research from all areas of Holocaust and Genocide studies, we specialize in the following subjects:

Saturday, February 9.
Genocide Education Workshop. Echoes & Reflections.
8:00am - 3:00pm, Blegen 317Registration required. 
This is a learning opportunity that will prepare educators to initiate important discussions
and respond to the toughest questions students have about the Holocaust. Through this
program, educators will explore a sound pedagogy for the planning and implementation
of Holocaust education in the classroom; examine instructional enhancements to support
student learning and understanding; discover and utilize classroom-ready digital assets
including lesson plans, visual history testimonies, and additional primary source materials;
enhance personal knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism,
and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.
  • Post-mass violence scenarios and transitional justice
  • Remembrance, representations and memory politics
  • Holocaust art, literature and film
  • Antisemitism studies
  • Genocide and the media

CHGS welcomes undergraduate and graduate student involvement in the research, programming, and outreach work we do. Please check out the Badzin Fellowship and Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence Interdisciplinary (HGMV) Graduate Group for more information on these programs. Contact us if you are interested in any of the following additional opportunities to become involved: