Sara and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies
DDr. Raz Segal earned his Ph.D. at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (History Department), Clark University (2013). He is assistant professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University.
Dr. Segal is engaged in his work with the challenges of exploring the Holocaust as an integral part of modern processes of imperial collapse, the formation and occasional deformation of nation-states, and their devastating impact on the societies they sought (and seek) to break and remake. Integrative and comparative, his research stands at the intersection of modern European history, Holocaust scholarship, Genocide Studies, and Jewish history, and links the Holocaust to genocide and mass violence before, during, and after World War II. Dr. Segal’s book, Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016) explores these issues through a regional case study. His current research project, Making States, Destroying Societies: Colonial Violence and Genocide in Twentieth-Century Southeast Europe, widens the lens to examine the interactions of state and society in the multiethnic and multi-religious borderlands in southeast Europe that came under Hungarian and Bulgarian occupations during World War II. Situating the Holocaust in those regions within their modern histories, Making States, Destroying Societies addresses the broad geo-politics of southeast Europe in the twentieth century and the dynamics of social disintegration in the face of the mass violence unleashed by state and nation building drives to create a “Greater Hungary” and a “Greater Bulgaria.”
He was the convener and coordinator of the steering committee for the 5th Global Conference on Genocide of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS), which took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 26-29 June 2016 (http://www.inogs2016.org/), and he was recently nominated to serve (2017-2019) as Executive Secretary on the INoGS Executive Board.
2013: Ph.D. Clark University, History Department, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
2007: M.A. in the Humanities (Jewish History), summa cum laude, Tel Aviv University
1996: B.A. in Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
Areas of Expertise:
Holocaust and Genocide Studies; modern European history (with a focus on central and southeast Europe); Jewish history
- Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016) (in the series Stanford Studies on Central and Eastern Europe)
- Days of Ruin: The Jews of Munkács during the Holocaust (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem Publications, 2013; Hebrew, 2011)
Dr. Segal is guest editor of a special issue on genocide, Zmanim: A Historical Quarterly (Hebrew; peer-reviewed), including his Introduction, forthcoming November 2017.
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