Paul R. Bartrop, Ph.D: December 2019 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to Paul R. Bartrop, Ph.D., our 70th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Bartrop’s book Modern Genocide: Analyzing the Controversies and Issues will be featured on the FGCU Library’s digital media channels during December 2019 and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Dr. Paul R. 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 Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida. He also holds the position of Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. In 2018 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

He has previously been the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey; 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.

He is the author or editor of 24 books, the most recent of which are: Heroines of Vichy France: Rescuing French Jews during the Holocaust (2019); Perpetrating the Holocaust: Leaders, Enablers, and Collaborators (2019); The Evian Conference of 1938 and the Jewish Refugee Crisis (2017); The Holocaust: A Resource and Document Collection (4 volumes, 2017), which won the Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award for 2018 and other accolades; and Resisting the Holocaust: Upstanders, Partisans, and Survivors (2016).

His current major projects are: Children of the Holocaust: Individuals, Groups, and Events; and (ed.) The Routledge History of the Second World War.

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. Among other positions he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies and a member of the Advisory Board of the Genocide Education Project, California.

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

Throughout the year, a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and recognized in a variety of ways. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.

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