Call for Applications


The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A. seeks applications to its doctoral program in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. Applications from any country are welcome.


The Center is a forum for education and scholarship about the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and other genocides around the world. Dedicated to teaching, research, and public service, the Center trains the Holocaust historians and genocide studies scholars of the future—the next cadre of professors, teachers, Holocaust museum directors and curators, and non-governmental organization and government agency experts-about genocide and genocidal situations. Our interdisciplinary faculty strength now includes the expertise of eighteen professors in eight departments.


Together with the History Department, the Strassler Center offers a unique doctoral program in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. We also offer an interdisciplinary Ph.D. stream in the Psychology of Genocide. This initiative draws upon the Psychology Department's expertise in social processes and cultural psychology that is developed within the SEC (Socio-Evolutionary-Cultural) psychology track and the Center's scholarship in genocide and Holocaust history.


The financial package we offer includes full tuition of $38,100, a fellowship package of $15,000 per year, and a yearly research bursary of $5,000. These terms hold throughout the five years of the Ph.D. program.


The deadline for applications to the Holocaust History and Genocide Studies program is 15 January 2013.  Potential applicants can learn more through our website:


The deadline for applications to the psychology of genocide program is 27 December 2012. More information is available through our website:


For further information please contact Cynthia Fenner, Administrative Assistant,, or Thomas Kühne, Strassler Professor of Holocaust History and Director of Holocaust and Genocide Graduate Studies,