Religion and Public Life in the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South

Posted On August 28, 2017
Categories Events

On Monday August 28, 2017, the Center for Human Rights and Democracy in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) hosted a scholarly panel “Religion and Public Life in the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South.” This public event brought scholars from Georgia State and the USHMM together to explore the ways in… more »

Maymester study abroad in Argentina

Posted On January 13, 2017
Categories Study abroad

HUMAN RIGHTS IN ARGENTINA

May 7-26, 2017

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017

Georgia State University’s Summer Program in Human Rights in Argentina is an exciting 2 ½ week examination of Argentina’s transition from dictatorship to democracy after undergoing the most traumatic period in its history: The military dictatorship in which 30,000 people were abducted, tortured,… more »

Spring break study abroad in Ecuador

Posted On October 4, 2016
Categories Study abroad

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND POSTCOLONIALITY IN CONTEMPORARY ECUADOR

Spring Break Study Abroad Program March 10 – 19, 2017

Learn why many Latin American nations are on the cutting edge of transforming human rights agendas regarding sexuality, gender, and indigeneity. Activists, non-profits, and Constitutional reform in Ecuador are creating a vibrant, yet contested, moment of social change, with new discourses, identities, and social movements entering… more »

Study abroad: Argentina, May 2016

Posted On May 12, 2016
Categories Study abroad

This study abroad opportunity took place in May 2016:

Georgia State University’s Summer Program in Human Rights in Argentina is an exciting 2 ½-week examination of Argentina’s transition from dictatorship to democracy after undergoing the most traumatic period in its history: The military dictatorship in which 30,000 people were abducted, tortured and killed in secret detention places.… more »

Symposium on Narratives and Testimonies After Conflict

Posted On April 26, 2016
Categories Events

On April 18th, scholars from GSU and universities around the country examined the complexity of transregional responses to conflict, organized around the concepts of intergenerational trauma, postmemory, collective memory, and narrative testimony at the symposium on narratives and testimonies after conflict.

Gender Violence, Gender Security, Culture and Law in Liberia and Rwanda: A Framework for Historical and Anthropological Research and Analysis

Posted On April 26, 2016
Categories Featured Research

PI and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu). Co-PI: Sharon Abramowitz, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

This project studies the persistent and widespread problem of gender-based violence through comparative study of two post-conflict African countries, Liberia and Rwanda. This project integrates the study of conflict and post‐conflict related gender-based violence with the study… more »

Coping with Conflict and Mass Violence: Memory, Trauma, and Recovery

Posted On April 26, 2016
Categories Featured Research

PI and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu).

This project explores the problems of survivorship and the long-term cultural, social, and psychological consequences of conflict and mass violence. This line of research has produced an award-winning book entitled, Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda, (2012, University of Wisconsin Press). Based… more »

Gender and Political Settlement: Inclusion and Policy Influence in Developing Countries

Posted On April 26, 2016
Categories Featured Research

PI, Rwanda Case, and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu).

PI: Sohela Nazneen, BRAC Development Institute (BDI), Bangladesh

This project investigates the relationship between women’s inclusion in politics and their ability to deliver gender-inclusive development, shaped by the character and dynamics of political settlement as well as ideas and discourses on women’s political entitlements… more »

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Rescuer Behavior: Examining Rescuer Behavior During the Rwandan Genocide

Posted On April 26, 2016
Categories Featured Research

PI and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu).

Funded by the National Science Foundation, this project examines rescuer behavior, community-level resistance to violence, and rescuer motivation during the 1994 genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda. The study’s central question is: how and why do some people put themselves at great risk of harm to rescue… more »

Study abroad: Dubai, March 2016

Posted On March 11, 2016
Categories Study abroad

This study abroad opportunity took place in March 2016:

Come join us on a life-changing journey through the dazzling city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This trip promises to challenge your senses and enhance your perspective on life by exposing you to the various faces and facets of this global city! Our Global Expeditions… more »