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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Paul Bartrop

Professor of History & Director of The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Genocide Studies
Phone: (239) 590-7239
Office: LIB 332

Dr Paul Bartrop is a multi-award winning scholar of the Holocaust and genocide. He is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at FloridaGulfCoastUniversity, Fort Myers, Florida.

In 2011-2012 he was the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey.

He has previously been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Martin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance and Humanitarian Values at Northern Arizona University, and a Visiting Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. In Australia, he also taught at the University of South Australia and Monash University.

His major current projects are: Women of the French Resistance: The Rescue of Jews in Vichy France during the Holocaust; and An Urgent Problem: The Evian Conference of 1938 and the Jewish Refugee Crisis.

His published works include: The Holocaust: A Resource and Document Collection (4-volume encyclopedia, in press); Resisting the Holocaust: Upstanders, Partisans, and Survivors (2016); The Bosnian Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide (2016); Modern Genocide: The Definitive Resource and Document Collection (4 volume encyclopaedia, 2015); Encountering Genocide: Personal Accounts from Victims, Perpetrators, and Witnesses (2014); Genocide: The Basics (2014); An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide Biography: Portraits of Evil and Good (2012); Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide (2010), The Genocide Studies Reader (2009); a 2-volume Dictionary of Genocide (2008); Teaching about the Holocaust: Essays by University and College Educators (2004); among several other works.

In addition, he has published numerous scholarly articles in journals and books. He has been a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and was for many years the Australian representative on the International Committee of the Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. He is a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the international journal Genocide Studies and Prevention; is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies; a member of the Advisory Board of the Genocide Education Project, California; and senior consultant of the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne.

Dr. Bartrop is currently Vice-President of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association, and is a Past President of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies.