Hollie Nyseth Brehm

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Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm, PhD., is a professor of sociology at The Ohio State University. She has published more than 30 articles and book chapters on genocide and human rights and is the recipient of the International Association of Genocide Scholars’ Emerging Scholar prize as well as the American Society of Criminology’s Cavan Young Scholar Award, which are the highest honors given to early-career scholars in each association. Nyseth Brehm is the Principal Investigator of two grants from the National Science Foundation. She serves on a U.S. atrocity prevention task force and has worked with Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide since 2012. Nyseth Brehm is also on the board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Refuge, and I-Activism, and she serves as a consultant for numerous other organizations. At Ohio State, Nyseth Brehm teaches classes on genocide, terrorism, and violence. She has won both the college’s and the university’s highest teaching honors, and she brings Ohio State University students to Rwanda each summer to learn about the Genocide against the Tutsi in collaboration with Rwanda’s office of the School for International Training.