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Prkosi, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Photo by Max Bergholz

Prkosi, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Photo by Max Bergholz

 
Photo by Sinereh Soleimani

Photo by Sinereh Soleimani

max Bergholz

Max Bergholz is Associate Professor of history at Concordia University in Montreal, where he holds the James M. Stanford Professorship in Genocide and Human Rights Studies.  Trained as a historian of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, his research interests include the microdynamics of nationalism, mass violence, and historical memory.  His fieldwork focuses on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia, where he researches in central and provincial archives and conducts interviews in small towns and villages.  His current book investigates the causes and dynamics of violence during 1941 in a multi-ethnic community that straddles the present-day border between Bosnia and Croatia, and their effects on local identities and social relations.