Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör appointed Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies

17 December 2019

Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör has been appointed to senior researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and to the Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The special chair was established by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.

Üngör is a specialist in comparative genocide studies and will play a central role as senior researcher and as professor in research and teaching in this field, in particular the international Master’s program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the UvA.

He will also have an important role in scholarly and societal discussions in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In addition Üngör will lead the Holocaust and Genocide Studies team at NIOD. The tasks in this area have been assigned to the NIOD by virtue of a ministerial decision of May 2001, as a result of the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust (2000).

Read more on the website of NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide studies 

NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies conducts academic research on war, Holocaust, and genocide. The central question is the effect of wars, the Holocaust and other genocides on individuals and societies. The NIOD also makes archives and collections about war, the Second World War in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies, the Holocaust and other genocides in the 20th and 21st century available to all interested parties.