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Visiting Professor Matti Jutila to Present at CHGS Workshop

Visiting Professor Matti Jutila to Present at CHGS Workshop

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies

Thursday, November 29 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Room 614 Social Sciences Building

Presentation by Professor Matti Jutila, "Ideology of Racial Extermination? Representations of Marxist Ethnopolitics in The Soviet Story"

Professor Jutila will be referring to the award-winning documentary, The Soviet Story by director Edvins Snore that tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. Other subjects covered by the film include: - The Great Famine in Ukraine (1932/33) - The Katyn massacre (1940) - The SS-KGB partnership - French Communists and the Nazis - Soviet mass deportations - Medical experiments in the GULAG. The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, UK and Belgium. The film includes recently uncovered archive documents as well as interviews with former Soviet Military intelligence officials.

Dr. Jutila's main unifying theme of his research has been nationalism; how it affects contemporary world politics and the construction of political communities. His doctoral research investigated how transnational governance of the rights of national minorities has challenged nationalism externally by circumscribing the sovereignty of nation-states, and internally by challenging the idea of national homogeneity as the foundation of political communities.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden

Meeting and presentation schedule is now available by clicking on the link below.
Meeting Schedule 11-20-2012.pdf

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS), the Human Rights Program and the Department of Sociology are organizing a Research Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Members of all departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Minnesota.

The workshop was created to:
Foster interdisciplinary conversations on the subject areas of Holocaust studies, genocide and memory, peace and conflict studies, human rights, nationalism and ethnic violence, representations of violence and trauma, conflict resolution, transitional justice, historical consciousness and collective memory.

Support fellow scholars and provide feedback at various stages of the research process.

Engage in dialogue with invited scholars.

Professor Alejandro Baer, director of CHGS, and Shannon Golden, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, are organizing the workshops.