Deborah Mayersen and Annie Pohlman, editors of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia, talk about their interest in genocide studies and their book.
Deborah Mayersen is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Transformation Research, University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research focuses on the area of comparative genocide studies, including the Armenian, Cambodia and Rwandan genocides.
Annie Pohlman is Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests include Indonesian history and politics, genocide and mass atrocities in Southeast Asia, gendered experiences of violence and torture.
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Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia
Legacies and Prevention
Edited by Deborah Mayersen, Annie Pohlman
The twentieth century has been labeled the ‘century of genocide’, and according to estimates, more than 250 million civilians were victims of genocide and mass atrocities during this period. This book provides one of the first regional perspectives on mass atrocities in Asia, by exploring the issue through two central themes.
Annie Pohlman's upcoming title is due out in September.
Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66
By Annie Pohlman
The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia’s past have focused almost exclusively on top-level political and military actors, their roles in the violence, and their movements and mobilization of perpetrators.