Postdoctoral Research Fellow Awarded Travel Grants

9 May 2016

TC Beirne Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Melanie O’Brien has been awarded two travel grants to assist with upcoming fieldwork and conference attendance. Dr O’Brien was awarded a highly competitive Australian Academy of the Humanities Humanities Travelling Fellowship, and a travel grant from the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS). The grants will go towards travel to Israel, Austria and Germany. In Israel, Dr O’Brien will be presenting her research at the INoGS conference in Jerusalem, as well as undertaking archive research at Yad Vashem, the world centre for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust. Dr O’Brien will then travel through Austria and Germany, visiting Holocaust sites, museums and memorials in several cities as well as a number of Holocaust concentration camps. This is part of Dr O’Brien’s fellowship research project, From Discrimination to Death: Genocidal Process and Prevention Through a Human Rights Lens, which aims to construct a paradigm of the genocidal process through human rights violations to function as a map to prevent future genocides.