Elisa von Joeden-Forgey is an Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey, Director of the Genocide Prevention Certificate Program, President of Genocide Watch, and former First Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Prior to this she was a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BA in History from Columbia University and a PhD degree in modern German and African history from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010 and 2011 Dr. von Joeden-Forgey was a workshop coordinator for the Raphael Lemkin Program in Genocide Prevention hosted by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation in Krakow and Oswiecim, Poland. In 2014 she was chosen as one of thirty-six scholars to join the Stephen S. Weinstein Symposium on Post-Holocaust Ethics at Wroxton College in Oxfordshire, England.
Dr. von Joeden-Forgey has received research grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Ford Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation, and has published widely in the fields of comparative genocide and German history. Her current research on race, gender and genocide has appeared in the Journal of Genocide Studies and Prevention, the Oxford Handbook on Genocide, New Directions in Genocide Research, Genocide: A Bibliographic Review, Hidden Genocide: Power, Knowledge and Memory, and the forthcoming collected volumes Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention and Economic Aspects of Genocide, Mass Killing, and Their Prevention. She is currently completing a book on gender and the prevention of genocide that will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Areas of Expertise: Comparative Genocide Studies, Intellectual and World History, Modern Germany and Africa, Colonialism/Imperalism, Gender and Sexual Violence.