Profile of Invited Expert “Cox”

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John Michael Cox, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Global Studies and History; Director, Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies
University of North Carolina Charlotte

John Cox is an associate professor of History and Global Studies at UNC Charlotte and directs the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies. Dr. Cox has written and lectured widely on racism and genocide as well as resistance and has been active in human-rights activism for many years. Dr. Cox came to UNC Charlotte a dozen years ago, having earlier founded and directed another genocide & human-rights center, at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cox’s book on modern genocide and racism, To Kill a People: Genocide in the 20th Century (Oxford University Press, 2017) will be published in a 2nd edition later this year, adding a chapter on the Bosnian genocide of 1992–1995. Currently, John is completing a co-authored book titled Genocide: A Thematic Approach (2024) as well as a co-edited work, Routledge Handbook of Genocide Studies (forthcoming 2025). He also wrote a book on anti-Nazi resistance, Circles of Resistance: Leftist, Jewish, and Youth Dissidence during the Third Reich, in addition to a book he edited on genocide denial Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide (Routledge, 2022). Some of Cox’s writings can be found on his page.


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