IPFW's Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
became the newest resident of the Rifkin Campus at 5200 in Fall 2016. Dr. Patricia Rodda staffs the new office and serves as part-time education outreach coordinator, working to connect area K-12 teachers interested in teaching about the Holocaust and genocide with available resources.
IHGS, which was established in 2009, promotes public awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides worldwide; encourages and supports scholarship, research, and teaching at IPFW about the Holocaust and genocide; and promotes public participation in efforts both to confront contemporary genocides as it occurs and to engage in global genocide prevention efforts. It is one of IPFW’s Centers of Excellence.
Dr. Rodda is a recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where she received her PhD in Political Science. She received her master’s degree in International Affairs from Marquette University in 2015 and her bachelor’s degree from Hanover College in 2007. Her research interests include international asylum and refugee law, the protection of human rights in conflict situations, and the implementation of international and regional law into domestic legal systems.