Perpetrator Studies Network


Call for Expressions of Interest: Launch your book with the New Books in Perpetrators Studies Series

We are delighted to announce that the New Books in Perpetrator Studies Series will continue also next academic year. We invite authors with new and forthcoming books on perpetrators and perpetration of genocide and mass violence to contact us about a possible date for a book launch. The New Books in Perpetrator Studies series introduces recent publications in the field and brings authors into conversation with researchers from other disciplines. The aim is to foster dialogue, across disciplines, on key issues currently discussed in perpetrator studies (concerning methodology, theory, ethics, representation, etc.), and to explore the conditions that enable acts of collective (and) political violence, as well as to engage critically with the very concepts of “perpetrator” or “perpetration”.

If you are interested in launching your book through the Perpetrator Studies Network, please contact Susanne Knittel ( and Timothy Williams ( by 31 August 2022. Your book launch proposal should include the following details:

  • Book title
  • Author(s)/editor(s)
  • Publisher and publication date (expected for forthcoming, the book launch must occur after it has been published)
  • Abstract of book
  • Disciplines it speaks to and relevance for perpetrator studies
  • Potential discussants.
  • Suggestion for format (e.g. presentation and repsonse(s), roundtable, Q&A, etc.)
  • How you will advertise the launch