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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

The BADER INTERNATIONAL

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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Becky 

​Assistant Professor

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London, History  
  • MA, Royal Holloway, University of London, Modern History   
  • BA (Hons), Royal Holloway, University of London, Modern History  

Dr. Jinks completed her PhD in the field of Genocide Studies, on the influence of the Holocaust on how westerners conceive of and represent other genocides. Her thesis used the four best-known genocides of the twentieth century as comparators – Armenia, Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda – and looked at these issues through the lens of film, literature, testimony, memorials and museums, and photography. Dr. Jinks is currently working on a second project on the forced absorption of Armenian women into Turkish, Kurdish, and Arab households during the 1915 genocide, and the western humanitarian efforts to recover them and reintegrate them into the Armenian community after the war. Her next project centres on the interconnections between the experience of rapid urbanisation and the readiness to participate in violence against the city in the former Yugoslavia, 1945-1995.

Selected Publications

  • Representing Genocide: The Holocaust as Paradigm?  Under contract with Berghahn Books.

  • ‘Holocaust Memory and Contemporary Atrocities: The IWM’s Holocaust Exhibition and Crimes Against Humanity Exhibition’ in Olaf Jensen and Caroline Sharples, eds., Britain and the Holocaust, part of the Holocaust and its Contexts series with Palgrave Macmillan (Palgrave, 2013).

  • ‘Genocide, Memory, and Memorialisation’ in Routledge History of Genocide, eds. Cathie Carmichael and Richard Maguire (Routledge, forthcoming 2014).

  • ‘Where memory stands? Thinking comparatively about genocide memorialisation’, accepted for Journal of Genocide Research special issue (forthcoming 2014).

  • Situating Tsitsernakaberd: The Armenian Genocide Museum in a Global Context’, International Journal of Armenian Genocide Studies 1:1 (forthcoming, 2015).

  • ‘“Marks Hard To Erase”: The Rescue and Repatriation of “Absorbed” Armenian Women Survivors, 1916-1927’ (forthcoming).

​​Contact

b_jinks@bisc.queensu.ac.uk