A white woman looks at the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive on a computer screen. The photo is dramatically lit.

Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship

The Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship enabled an advanced standing PhD candidate to spend a month in residence at the Center during the Spring 2017 semester. Award decisions for this fellowship were based on the originality of the research proposal and its potential to advance research on cultural and societal dynamics that precipitate or deter genocide, preferably with the use of testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive or other unique genocide research resources at USC.

Fellowship Audience

Advanced-Standing PhD Candidates

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Vanessa Belén Dorda Meneses

2017 Genocide Prevention Research Fellow

Sexual violence during the Guatemalan Genocide