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Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies

Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies

Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Dr. Paul Bartrop
Office: 239-590-7239



About the Director


Paul R. Bartrop, PhD

Dr. Paul Bartrop is recognized as one of the world's leading scholars of the Holocaust and genocide. He is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, 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.

Between 1997 and 2011 he taught, and was then Head of the Department of History, at Bialik College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. At Bialik he taught a range of subjects in History, Jewish Studies, International Studies, and Comparative Genocide Studies. Concurrently, he was for many years an Honorary Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, Melbourne. 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 taught at the University of South Australia, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and Monash University.

His latest work is entitled Experiencing Genocide: Personal Accounts from Victims, Perpetrators, and Witnesses (in press). Other current projects include a text book, Genocide: The Basics (Routledge UK) and An Historical Dictionary of Genocide in Film (Scarecrow Press).

His published works include 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 Dictionary of Genocide (2 vols) (2008); Teaching about the Holocaust: Essays by University and College Educators (2004); Bolt from the Blue: Australia, Britain and the Chanak Crisis (2002); Surviving the Camps: Unity in Adversity During the Holocaust (2000); False Havens: The British Empire and the Holocaust (1995); Australia and the Holocaust, 1933-1945 (1994); and The Dunera Affair: A Documentary Resource Book (1990).

In addition, he has published numerous scholarly articles in journals and books. He was for many years a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, and was the Australian representative on the International Committee of the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust. He is a member of several editorial advisory boards in areas relating to the Holocaust and Genocide. Dr. Bartrop is Vice President of the Midwest Jewish Studies Associattion, and is a Past President of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies.