University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Amber Michel to present at first HGMV workshop of the spring semester

Amber Michel to present at first HGMV workshop of the spring semester

"American Islamic Organizations: Response Narrative to Counterterrorism Initiatives."
Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate workshop
Thursday, February 5
3:00 P.M.
Room 710 Social Sciences


Amber Michel is a graduate student in the interdisciplinary Master of Liberal Studies program at the University of Minnesota. Her current research examines how counterterrorism initiatives impact Muslim organizations in America. Ms. Michel is especially interested in how the pressure of policing destabilizes Islamic civil society in the US. She works extensively with local Muslim communities on issues of civil rights, law enforcement and discrimination.

The workshop was founded 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, and to engage in dialogue with invited scholars.
For more information please contact Erma Nezirevic at
Schedule for 2015: HGMVWorkshopSpring2015Dates-2 (1).pdf