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Kerry Whigham

Academic Programs Associate, Auschwitz Institute, USA

Kerry Whigham is the academic programs associate for Online Education and Research Initiatives at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, an international non-governmental organization that works with over 80 countries around the world on creating public policy for the protection of vulnerable groups and the prevention of mass atrocities. Additionally, he is a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at Binghamton University's Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. He is also the communications officer and a member of the executive board for the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). Kerry's research focuses on the way post-atrocity societies remember and engage with the past, along with how that violent past impacts the present and future. In particular, his research engages the creation and curation of public memory sites, as well as grassroots, civil society activism, both as a means for shaping public memory and transforming post-conflict societies. Kerry has published articles in 'Genocide Studies and Prevention', 'The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Tourist Studies, Material Culture, and Museum and Society', and has written chapters for several edited volumes, including 'Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention' (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He received a Ph.D. from New York University.

 

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