College of Arts and Sciences

Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

The Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (IHGS) promotes public awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides worldwide; encourages and supports scholarship, research, and teaching at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) about the Holocaust and genocide; and promotes public participation in efforts both to confront contemporary genocide as it occurs and to engage in global genocide prevention efforts.

IPFW's Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs approved the Institute as a Center of Excellence through the Office of Research and External Affairs in 2009. Rather than exclusively memorialize the Holocaust, IPFW’s IHGS will become a vital bridge tying memorialization programming to ongoing and focused scholarship, teaching, and research about the Holocaust and other genocides.

While several institutions in the Midwest have devoted museums and academic programs to the Holocaust and the study of genocide, the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the only Center of its kind to serve Indiana, northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan.

For more information, see the center's website.

Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Director: Steven Carr, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication
Office: Neff Hall, Room 230
Phone: (260) 481-6545
Fax: (260) 481-6183

Co-Director: David Lindquist, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education
Office: Neff Hall, Room 250
Phone: (260) 481-6064
Fax: (260) 481-5408