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"Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines": An edited volume featuring insights from QCC faculty members who incorporated the Kupferberg Holocaust Center's resources into their classrooms

Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context

About the Volume 

This volume collates insights from five years of intensive Holocaust, genocide, and mass atrocity education at Queensborough Community College (QCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) to offer four approaches – Arts-Based, Textual, Outcomes-Based, and Social Justice – to designing innovative, integrative, and differentiated pedagogies for today’s imperatives and college students. It covers the theoretical foundations of each approach, and it includes faculty reflections on the programs, instructional strategies, and student reactions that brought the approaches to life across the disciplines.

Click here to visit Palgrave Macmillan’s webpage for the volume. 

About the Editors

Amy E. Traver, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at Queensborough Community College (QCC), City University of New York (CUNY), USA.

Dan Leshem, Ph.D., is the former Executive Director of the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at QCC, CUNY, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chapter One     

Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context   
     Dan Leshem, Ph.D.                                       

Part I: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context: Theoretical Foundations and Programmatic Examples

Chapter 2   Arts-Based Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education
                       Cary Lane, Ph.D.

Chapter 3   Textual Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education
                      Aliza Atik, Ph.D., Kathleen Tamayo Alves, D.A., and                               Mirna Lekić,  D.M.A.

Chapter 4   Outcomes-Based Approaches to Mass                                                 Atrocity Education
                      Amy E. Traver, Ph.D.

Chapter 5   Social Justice Approaches to Mass                                                        Atrocity Education 
                       Susan Jacobowitz, Ph.D.

Part II: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context: Course-Based Examples

Chapter 6   Students Reflect on the Intersection of Sex,                                      Gender, and Genocide from a Social-Psychological                        Perspective  
                       Azadeh Aalai, Ph.D.

Chapter 7   Incarceration through the Lens of Genocide and                             Restorative Justice
                       Rose Marie Äikäs, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.W.

Chapter 8   Dancing to Connect: An Interdisciplinary Creative                           Arts Approach to Holocaust Education within                                   Liberatory Pedagogy 
                        Aliza Atik, Ph.D., Aviva Geismar, M.F.A., and                                           Benjamin Lawrance Miller, M.F.A.

Chapter 9   Teaching the Holocaust: Making Literary Theory                             Memorable 
                       Johannes Burgers, Ph.D.

Chapter 10  Outcomes of an Academic Service-Learning                                    Project on Mass Atrocity with an ELL Population 
                        Julia B. Carroll, Ph.D.     

Chapter 11  Connecting the Dots: Backward Course Design,                               Arts Education, and Teaching the Holocaust 
                       Steven Dahlke, D.M.A.

Chapter 12  Where History Meets Literature: Teaching the                                  Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Atrocity Through                            a Creative Approach in the Community College                                English Classroom
                        Melissa Dennihy, Ph.D.

Chapter 13  Trust No Scorn on the Page and No Hate in the                                Frame: Deconstructing Hate Speech and                                            Empowering Tolerance in English 101 
                        Barbara K. Emanuele, M.A.  

Chapter 14  “I thought Natives were all living an idyllic country                          life…”: Students Reconsider North American                                    Indigenous Peoples’ Lives Through Speech,                                      Gender, and Genocide 
                        Franca Ferrari-Bridgers, Ph.D.

Chapter 15  Echoes of Exile: Genocide and Displacement                                   Studies in the Undergraduate Music Curriculum 
                        Mirna Lekić, D.M.A. and André Brégégère, Ph.D.

Chapter 16  Using Campus Resources and Problem-Based                                 Learning to Prepare Students to Become Global                             Citizens 
                        Danny Sexton, Ph.D.

Chapter 17  The Power of Images: Enhancing Learning                                       Outcomes in a History of Photography Course                                 Through an Understanding of Genocide and the                             Refugee Experience 
                       Kathleen Wentrack, Ph.D.