Areas of expertise: The Holocaust; comparative genocide; racism, fascism and imperialism; working-class & labor history; resistance
Dr. Cox’s first book (Circles of Resistance: Jewish, Leftist, and Youth Dissidence in Nazi Germany) was published in 2009, and his To Kill a People: Genocide in the Twentieth Century was published in February 2016 by Oxford University Press. John earned his Ph.D. in History at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006 and came to UNC Charlotte in 2011.
His current research projects analyze anti-Nazi resistance within Buchenwald and the post-war memory and political uses of that resistance; Jewish participation in the fight against Franco in Spain; and the relationship of capitalism to genocide. Dr. Cox is also co-editing a major genocide-studies reader (The Routledge Handbook of Genocide Studies) with Adam Jones, to be published in 2019 or 2020.
Dr. Cox directs the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights (HGHR) Studies and administers our minor in HGHR Studies.
His Academia.edu site: https://uncc.academia.edu/JCox
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