Episode 167: Teaching Genocides with Lauren Harris and Stephanie Reid

In episode 167, Dan and Michael chat with Lauren Harris and Stephanie Reid about their new article in Theory & Research in Social Education (TRSE) titled, “Investigating comparative genocide teaching in two high school classroom.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Harris, L. M., Reid, S. F., Benkert, V., & Bruner, J. (2019). Investigating comparative genocide teaching in two high school classrooms. Theory & Research in Social Education, 47(4), 497-525.
  2. Reid, S. F., Kessner, T., Harris, L. M., Benkert, V., & Bruner, J. (2021). Comparative genocide pedagogy and survivor testimony: Lessons from a unit on the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide. The History Teacher, 54(2), 297-235.
  3. Arizona Taskforce Holocaust and Genocide Education Resources
  4. UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
  5. BBC article: “How do you define genocide?”
  6. Hotel Rwanda (2004) movie
  7. The ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero Is on Trial. Here’s What We Know.
  8. “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide (2002) by Samantha Power
  9. Dan co-authored a book chapter on using documentaries to teach genocide: Krutka, D. G., & Christ, R. C. (2017). Interrogating the medium and the message: Utilizing historical documentaries to teach about genocide. In W. Russell & S. Waters (Eds.), Cinematic social studies (pp. 183-211). Information Age.
  10. Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide testimonies 
  11. Facing History and Ourselves: Genocide and Mass Violence
  12. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  13. Additional publications from the Comparative Genocide Testimony Project:
    1. Developing a Critical Genocide Comparative Method
    2. Teaching, Learning, and Researching Genocide Comparatively


Lauren McArthur Harris is an Associate Professor of History Education at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on representations of history in curricular resources and investigates how teachers teach history in schools. She is a former ninth grade world history teacher in Arlington, VA. She has published in journals such as Cognition and Instruction, Theory and Research in Social Education, and the Journal of Curriculum Studies. Dr. Harris is an associate editor for the journal Education Policy Analysis Archives. She is co-editor with Scott Metzger of the Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning (2018) and is currently co-editing the book Teaching Difficult Histories: Pictures of Practice (under contract with Teachers College Press). You can find all of Dr. Harris’s scholarship on her ASU faculty page.

Stephanie F. Reid is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education at the University of Montana. She studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge and Education at the University of Oxford and Hamline University before graduating from Arizona State University with a PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies (May 2020). Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Reid was a middle school English Language Arts and Reading teacher for 15 years. She taught students in both England and the United States and won local, state, and national awards for her teaching. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, Journal of Children’s Literature, Voices from the Middle, The Reading Teacher, Theory and Research in Social Education, and Visual Communication. You can find all of Dr. Reid’s scholarship on her University of Montana faculty page


We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills. 

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