Public lecture by Alison Crosby and M. Brinton Lykes, 2021 Lemkin Book Award Winners

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2021 Lemkin Book Award
Award Recipients Alison Crosby and M. Brinton Lykes
Public Talk
Thursday November 11

The Institute for the Study of Genocide (ISG) is delighted to announce the 2021 Lemkin Book Award public talk by award winners Dr. Alison Crosby and Dr. M. Brinton Lykes for their book, "Beyond Repair? Mayan Women's Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm."  

The event will be online Thursday, November 11, at 5:30pm ET.  

Please join us!
Registration is free, but please RSVP at this link:

The biennial Lemkin Award honors Raphael Lemkin, the originator of the term "genocide" and exponent of the UN Genocide Convention. The award recognizes the best non-fiction work focusing on genocide, crimes against humanity, and other gross human rights violations, and on strategies of prevention.

The 2021 recipients are Alison Crosby, Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and former Director of the Centre for Feminist Research (2014-2019) at York University in Toronto, Canada, and M. Brinton Lykes, Co-Director, Center for Human Rights & International Justice and Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology at Boston College.

Their book, 'Beyond Repair? Mayan Women's Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm,' explores Mayan women’s agency in the search for redress for harm suffered during the genocidal violence perpetrated by the Guatemalan state in the early 1980s at the height of the thirty-six-year armed conflict. It draws on eight years of feminist participatory action research conducted with fifty-four Q’eqchi’, Kaqchikel, Chuj, and Mam women who are seeking truth, justice, and reparation for the violence they experienced during the war, and the women’s rights activists, lawyers, psychologists, Mayan rights activists, and researchers who have accompanied them as intermediaries for over a decade.

This event is co-hosted with the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City.

Learn more about the ISG and the Lemkin Book Award here:

Learn more about our co-host, Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights, here:

Ernesto Verdeja

Executive Director
Institute for the Study of Genocide
New York City

Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana