Deborah Mayersen

Lecturer in International and Political Studies
Lecturer

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).   

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Mayersen D, 2014, On the Path to Genocide: Armenia and Rwanda Reexamined., Berghahn Books, New York
2014
Mayersen D; Pohlman A, 2013, Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203380857
2013
Book Chapters
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Mayersen D, 2021, 'Introduction', in Mayersen D (ed.), A Cultural History of Genocide in the Modern World, Bloomsbury, London
2021
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
2021
Mayersen D, 2021, 'Victims', in Mayersen D (ed.), A Cultural History of Genocide in the Modern World, Bloomsbury, London
2021
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
2018
Mayersen D, 2017, 'Faith After Genocide', in Genocide Perspectives V: A Global Crime, Australian Voices, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 192 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/978-0-9945039-7-8.n
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2016
Mayersen D, 2016, 'Introduction', in Mayersen D (ed.), The United Nations and Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 1 - 31
2016
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
2015
2015, '5 Rethinking Approaches to Prevention under the Responsibility to Protect: Agency and Empowerment within Vulnerable Populations', in Mass Atrocities, Risk and Resilience, Brill | Nijhoff, pp. 119 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004299870_007
2015
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
2015
Mayersen D, 2013, 'Introduction', in Mayersen D; Pohlman A (ed.), Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention, Routledge, New York
2013
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
2013
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
2013
McLoughlin S; Mayersen D, 2013, 'Reconsidering Root Causes', in Genocide, Risk and Resilience, Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 49 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137332431_4
2013
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
2007
McLoughlin S; Mayersen D, 'Reconsidering Root Causes', in Genocide, Risk and Resilience, Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137332431.0009
Edited Books
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Mayersen D, (ed.), 2021, A Cultural History of Genocide in the Modern World, Bloomsbury, London
2021
Mayersen D, (ed.), 2016, The United Nations and Genocide, Palgrave Macmillan, New York
2016
Mayersen D; Pohlman A, (ed.), 2013, Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention, Routledge, New York
2013
Journal articles
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Mayersen D, 2021, 'Predicting Genocide and Mass Killing', Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 23, pp. 81 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623528.2020.1818478
2021
Mayersen D, 2020, 'Is Help Coming? Communal Self-protection during Genocide', Stability, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/sta.740
2020
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
2019
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
2019
Mayersen D, 2018, 'The 1895-1896 Armenian Massacres in Harput: Eyewitness Accounts', Etudes Arméniennes Contemporaines, vol. 10, pp. 161 - 183
2018
Mayersen D, 2018, 'Book Review: All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention', Genocide Studies and Prevention, vol. 12, pp. 182 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1911-9933.12.3.1593
2018
Mayersen D, 2018, 'Teaching Human Rights Online: An Open Access Approach', International Journal of Human Rights Education, vol. 2
2018
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
2018
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
2015
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
2015
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
2014
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
2014
Mayersen D, 2013, 'Responding to Genocide: Mobilising Political Will in Australia', Australian Policy and History
2013
Mayersen D, 2012, ''Deep Cleavages that Divide': The Origins and Development of Ethnic Violence in Rwanda', Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, vol. 8
2012
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
2011
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
2011
Mayersen D, 2010, 'On the Timing of Genocide', Genocide Studies and Prevention, vol. 5, pp. 20 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/gsp.0.0034
2010
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
2010
Mayersen D, 2001, 'Defining Genocide: Defining History', Eras Online Journal, vol. 1
2001
Reports
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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
2018
Other
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Mayersen D, 2019, Modern Genocide: Analyzing the Controversies and Issues, UNIV TORONTO PRESS INC, http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/gsi.13.2.05
2019
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