Dr Deborah Mayersen

Lecturer in International and Political Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 5114 5081

LOCATION

Building 28, Room 117

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Deborah Mayersen is a Lecturer in International and Political Studies at the University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Deborah's research expertise is in the field of genocide studies, including the Armenian genocide, the Rwandan genocide and genocide prevention. Her publications include On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined (Berghahn Books, 2014), and the edited volumes A Cultural History of Genocide in the Modern World (Bloomsbury, in-press), The United Nations and Genocide (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention(with Annie Pohlman, Routledge, 2013).   

Books

Mayersen D, 2014, On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined., Berghahn Books, New York

Book Chapters

Mayersen D, 2021, 'Victims', in Mayersen D (ed.), A Cultural History of Genocide in the Modern World, Bloomsbury, London

Mayersen D, 2021, 'Introduction', in Mayersen D (ed.), A Cultural History of Genocide in the Modern World, Bloomsbury, London

Mayersen D, 2021, 'The Quest for Justice after the Second World War', in Bartrop P (ed.), The Routledge History of the Second World War, Routledge, New York

Mayersen D, 2018, 'Education for Prevention', in Totten S (ed.), Teaching About Genocide: Insights and Advice from Secondary Teachers and Professors, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD

Mayersen D, 2017, '“So the World May Know All”: The Importance of Education for Genocide Prevention', in Totten S (ed.), Last Lectures: The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide, Routledge, New York

Mayersen D, 2017, 'Faith after Genocide', in Marczak N; Shields K (ed.), Genocide Perspectives V, UTS epress, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/978-0-9945039-7-8

Mayersen D, 2016, 'Introduction', in Mayersen D (ed.), The United Nations and Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 1 - 31

Mayersen D, 2016, 'United Nations Outreach Programmes and Genocide Prevention', in Mayersen D (ed.), The United Nations and Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 210 - 230

Mayersen D, 2015, 'Rethinking Approaches to Prevention under the Responsibility to Protect: Agency and Empowerment within Vulnerable Populations.', in McLoughlin S (ed.), Mass Atrocities, Risk and Resilience: Rethinking Prevention, Brill, Leiden, pp. 119 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004299870

Mayersen D, 2015, 'Deconstructing Risk and Developing Resilience: The Role of Inhibitory Factors in Genocide Prevention', in Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention, pp. 277 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316154632.014

Mayersen D, 2013, 'Introduction', in Mayersen D; Pohlman A (ed.), Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention, Routledge, New York

Mayersen D, 2013, '“Never Again” or Again and Again: The Genocide Convention, the Responsibility to Protect and Mass Atrocity Prevention', in Mayersen D; Pohlman A (ed.), Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention, Routledge, New York

McLoughlin S; Mayersen D, 2013, 'Reconsidering Root Causes: A New Framework for the Structural Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities', in Ingelaere B; Parmentier S; Segaert B; Haers J (ed.), Genocide, Risk and Resilience: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 49 - 67

Mayersen D, 2007, 'Intermittent Intervention: Europe and the Precipitation of the Armenian Massacres of 1894-1896', in Koehne S; Mees B (ed.), Terror, War, Tradition: Studies in European History, Australian Humanities Press, Unley, SA, pp. 247 - 270

Edited Books

Mayersen D, (ed.), 2021, A Cultural History of Genocide in the Modern World, Bloomsbury, London

Mayersen D, (ed.), 2016, The United Nations and Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, New York

Mayersen D; Pohlman A, (ed.), 2013, Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention, Routledge, New York

Journal articles

Mayersen D, 2020, 'Is Help Coming? Communal Self-protection during Genocide', Stability, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/sta.740

Mayersen D, 2020, 'Predicting Genocide and Mass Killing', Journal of Genocide Research, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623528.2020.1818478

Mayersen D; Dixon R; Lau S; Garner A; Burns P; Cameron A; Pascoe C; Szafraniec M, 2019, '“She Would Love That”: Identifying Community Needs in a Multisensory Environment', Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, vol. 13, pp. 39 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/cpr.2019.0002

Engel S; Mayersen D; Pedersen D; Eidenfalk J, 2019, 'The Impact of Gender on International Relations Simulations', Journal of Political Science Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2019.1694532

Mayersen D, 2018, 'Teaching Human Rights Online: An Open Access Approach', International Journal of Human Rights Education, vol. 2

Mayersen D, 2018, 'The 1895-1896 Armenian Massacres in Harput: Eyewitness Accounts', Etudes Arméniennes Contemporaines, vol. 10, pp. 161 - 183

Mayersen D, 2018, 'Cockroaches, Cows and "Canines of the Hebrew Faith": Exploring Animal Imagery in Graphic Novels about Genocide', Genocide Studies and Prevention, vol. 12, pp. 165 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1911-9933.12.2.1486

Mayersen D, 2015, 'One Hundred Days of Horror: Portraying Genocide in Rwanda', Rethinking History, vol. 19, pp. 357 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642529.2014.893665

Mayersen D, 2015, '‘Fraternity in Diversity’ or ‘Feudal Fanatics’? Representations of Ethnicity in Rwandan Presidential Rhetoric', Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 49, pp. 249 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0031322X.2015.1048980

Mayersen D, 2014, ''Once Upon a Time There was a Wonderful Country': Representations of History in Rwanda', Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 35, pp. 23 - 38

Mayersen D, 2014, 'Rethinking Approaches to Prevention under the Responsibility to Protect', Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 6, pp. 483 - 507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875984X-00604007

Mayersen D, 2013, 'Responding to Genocide: Mobilising Political Will in Australia', Australian Policy and History

Mayersen D, 2012, ''Deep Cleavages that Divide': The Origins and Development of Ethnic Violence in Rwanda', Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, vol. 8

Mayersen D, 2011, 'Current and Potential Capacity for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities within the United Nations System', Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 3, pp. 197 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/187598411x575667

Mayersen D; Mcloughlin S, 2011, 'Risk and Resilience to Mass Atrocities in Africa: A Comparison of Rwanda and Botswana', Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 13, pp. 247 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623528.2011.606687

Mayersen D, 2010, 'On the Timing of Genocide', Genocide Studies and Prevention, vol. 5, pp. 20 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/gsp.5.1.20

Mayersen D, 2001, 'Defining Genocide: Defining History', Eras Online Journal, vol. 1

Reports

Mayersen D, 2018, Building Resilience to Genocide: Ten Practical Measures, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliaton, New York, http://www.auschwitzinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/AIPR-Brief-Building-Resilience-to-Genocide.pdf

Other

Mayersen D, 2019, Modern Genocide: Analyzing the Controversies and Issues, UNIV TORONTO PRESS INC, http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/gsi.13.2.05