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Prof. dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör


Uğur Ümit Üngör (PhD Amsterdam, 2009) is Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam and NIOD. His main areas of interest are the global history and sociology of genocide and mass violence, with a particular focus on the modern and contemporary Middle East. His publications include Genocide: New Perspectives on its Causes, Courses and Consequences (Amsterdam University Press, 2016, ed.), Confiscation and Destruction: The Young Turk Seizure of Armenian Property (Continuum, 2011), and the award-winning The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950 (Oxford University Press, 2011).

From 2014 to 2019, Üngör coordinated an NWO (Dutch Research Council) funded research project on paramilitarism, which led to the monograph Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State (Oxford University Press, 2020). He is currently working on its follow-up monograph Assad’s Militias and Mass Violence in Syria (forthcoming, 2021). He is an editor of the Journal of Perpetrator Research and review editor at H-Genocide. He teaches in the MA program on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in the core course and the elective course “Mass Violence in the Middle East”. He is also coordinator of the Syrian Oral History Project, which will lead to the co-authored book Syrian Gulag: Assad’s Prison System, 1970-2020 (forthcoming, 2021).

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