MVHR Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Mass Violence & Human Rights (MVHR) Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS), the Human Rights Program (HRP), and the Department of Sociology initiated an interdisciplinary graduate group research workshop in the fall of 2012 for graduate students and faculty members of all departments in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Minnesota.

The workshop was founded to foster interdisciplinary conversations on the subject areas of Holocaust studies, genocide and memory, peace and conflict studies, human rights, nationalism and ethnic violence, representations of violence and trauma, conflict resolution, transitional justice, historical consciousness, and collective memory.

MVHR (formally HGMV) provides a space for graduate students to support each other, provide feedback at various stages of the research process, and engage in dialogue with faculty and invited scholars. Please direct questions to

Fall 2022 Workshop Series