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Hannibal Travis

Hannibal Travis is a professor of law at Florida International University, the public research university of Miami.


His research in Assyrian studies and in genocide studies includes Genocide in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire, Iraq, and Sudan (Carolina Academic Press, 2010); The Assyrian Genocide: Cultural and Political Legacies (Travis ed., Routledge 2017); "'Native Christians Massacred': The Ottoman Genocide of the Assyrians during World War I,"Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal 1, no. 3 (2006): 327; “The Assyrian Genocide: A Tale of Oblivion and Denial,” in Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory (Rene Lemarchand ed., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011); “Constructing 'The Armenian Genocide': How Genocide Scholars Unremembered the Assyrian and Greek Genocides in the Ottoman Empire,” in Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, and Memory (Alex Hinton, Douglas Irvin-Erickson, & Thomas LaPointe eds., Rutgers University Press, 2013),; “The Plight of Refugees in the Mediterranean Basin as Evidence of Genocidal Intent: Interpreting Forced Migration from Bosnia, Cyprus, Iraq, Libya, and Syria,” Middle East Journal of Refugee Studies 2, no. 2 (2017): 201-225; “Why Was Benghazi ‘Saved,’ But Sinjar Allowed to Be Lost?: New Failures of Genocide Prevention, 2007–2015,” Genocide Studies International 10, no. 2 (2016): 139-182,; and "The Long Genocide in Upper Mesopotamia: Minority Population Destruction amidst Nation-Building and 'International Security,'" Genocide Studies International 13, no. 1 (2019): 92-131.


He has delivered lectures on genocide and legal remedies for its victims at Harvard, Yale, the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, the Netherlands Institute of War Documentation, the University of Melbourne, the University of Thessaloniki, and the Free University of Berlin, among other institutions.  

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