Below please find a variety of publicly available links to academic papers and multi-media resources on genocide arranged by topic.  This is an evolving set of resources.  If you are aware of other resources please send the details to gmd@ihrc.org.  For further conversations about the issues raised please contact the Decolonial Scholar Network run by DIN through this page.

Genocide as the basis of the modern world (keywords: genocide, epistemicide, gendercide, Transatlantic Slave Trade, Holocaust, Inquisition).  This section looks at the creation of the modern era based on the genocide of Muslims and Jews in the Iberian peninsula in the long 16th century, and the transatlantic slave trade.

Beyond a hierarchy of victimhood: The case for Genocide Memorial Day, Adam Majeed

The Long-Durée Entanglement Between Islamophobia and Racism in the Modern/Colonial Capitalist/Patriarchal World-System (2006), Ramón Grosfoguel and Eric Mielants*

Modernity and the Holocaust: Introduction – Sociology after the Holocaust (1989), Zygmund Bauman*

ON THE COLONIALITY OF BEING: Contributions to the development of a concept (2007), Professor Nelson Maldonado-Torres*

Rethinking Jews and Muslims: Quincentennial Reflections (1992), Ella Shohat*

Imperialism and the Fantasies of Democracy (2007), Ella Shohat and  Robert Stam*

VIDEO: Matt Carr on the Spanish Inquisition, Genocide Memorial Day (2015)

A decolonial critique of the racist case for colonialism (2017), Sandew Hira*

VIDEO: The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation (approx. 55 mins), Professor Kwame Nimako

VIDEO: Decolonising the Mind Book Launch Series (approx. 1 hour, 40 mins), Professor Stephen Small & Sandrew Hira

[THESIS] Genocide and Modernity: A Comparative Study of Bosnia, Rwanda and the Holocaust (2013), Jasna Balorda*

VIDEO: Decolonising the Holocaust (approx. 10 mins), Professor Ramon Grosfoguel


Beyond the Destruction of the Other’s Collective Memory Blueprints for a Palestinian/Israeli Dialogue (2003), Ilan Gur-Ze’ev and Ilan Pappé*



Epistemicide and Cultural genocide (keywords, knowledge production, knowledge destruction)

This section looks at the systematic destruction of knowledge.

Epistemologies of the South and the future (2016), Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos*

BOOK (PDF): Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide (2014), Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos*

The Structure of Knowledge in Westernized Universities: Epistemic Racism/Sexism and the Four Genocides/Epistemicides of the Long 16th Century (2013), Professor Ramón Grosfoguel*

Epistemic Islamophobia and Colonial Social Sciences (2010), Professor Ramón Grosfoguel*

Decolonizing Western Uni-versalisms: Decolonial Pluri-versalism from Aimé Césaire to the Zapatistas (2012), Professor Ramón Grosfoguel*

VIDEO: Wielding Words As Weapons, Ward Churchill*


Ongoing Genocides (Keywords: Palestine, Rohingya)

Human Rights and Anti-Semitism after GAZA (2009), Professor Ramón Grosfoguel*

Palestine as a Millennium Dome: Globalization, Exceptionalism, Americanism, Zionism and Palestinization of the World (2005), Professor Saied Reza Ameli*

What does Israel Want?(2006), Professor Ilan Pappe*

Palestine 2007: Genocide in Gaza, Ethnic Cleansing in the West Bank (2007), Professor Ilan Pappe*

Israel’s incremental genocide in the Gaza ghetto (2014), Professor Ilan Pappe*

‘The Most Persecuted Minority in the World’ – The Genocide of the Rohingya



Hannah Arendt’s challenge to Adolf Eichmann | Judith Butler*

On the exception of Hannah Arendt, Çubukçu, Ayça (2015)*

VIDEO: J’accuse: Dreyfus in Our Time (2010), Jacqueline Rose*

What antisemitism is, and what it is not, by Free Speech on Israel (2017)

VIDEO: Genocide Memorial Day 2018: Michel Warschawski (approx. 18 mins) Q&A

Understanding the mainstreaming of the far right | openDemocracy*



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