About Kelly McFall

Kelly McFall is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Newman University.

NBN Episodes hosted by Kelly:

Frédéric Bonnesoeur et al., "New Microhistorical Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust" (de Gruyter, 2023)

May 17, 2024

New Microhistorical Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust

Frédéric Bonnesoeur, Hannah Wilson, and Christin Zühlke
Hosted by Kelly McFall

In 1997, Saul Friedländer emphasized the need for an integrated history of the Holocaust. His suggestion to connect ‘the policies of the perpetrators,…

Dan Stone, "The Holocaust: An Unfinished History" (Mariner Books, 2023)

March 18, 2024

The Holocaust

Dan Stone
Hosted by Kelly McFall

The Holocaust is much-discussed, much-memorialized and much-portrayed. But there are major aspects of its history that have been overlooked. Spanning …

Daniel Feierstein, "Memories and Representations of Terror: Working Through Genocide" (Routledge, 2024)

March 16, 2024

Memories and Representations of Terror

Daniel Feierstein
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Memories and Representations of Terror: Working Through Genocide (Routledge, 2024) explores how memories and representations shape our understanding o…

James N. Druckman and Elizabeth A. Sharrow, "Equality Unfulfilled: How Title IX's Policy Design Undermines Change to College Sports" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

October 5, 2023

Equality Unfulfilled

James N. Druckman and Elizabeth A. Sharrow
Hosted by Kelly McFall
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The year 1972 is often hailed as an inflection point in the evolution of women's rights. Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,…

Christopher Harrison, "Genocidal Conscription: Drafting Victims and Perpetrators Under the Guise of War" (Lexington Books, 2023)

August 15, 2023

Genocidal Conscription

Christopher Harrison
Hosted by Kelly McFall
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Christopher Harrison's book Genocidal Conscription: Drafting Victims and Perpetrators Under the Guise of War (Lexington Books, 2023) examines how some…

Stipe Odak et al., "Jasenovac Concentration Camp: An Unfinished Past" (Routledge, 2023)

July 31, 2023

Jasenovac Concentration Camp

Stipe Odak, Danijela Lucic, and Andriana Kuznar
Hosted by Kelly McFall
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In Jasenovac Concentration Camp: An Unfinished Past (Routledge, 2023), Kuznar, Lucic and Odak provide a wide-ranging collection of essays about the me…

Andrew I. Port, "Never Again: Germans and Genocide After the Holocaust" (Harvard UP, 2023)

May 17, 2023

Never Again

Andrew I. Port
Hosted by Kelly McFall

As reports of mass killings in Bosnia spread in the middle of 1995, Germans faced a dilemma. Should the Federal Republic deploy its military to the Ba…

Kate Cronin-Furman, "Hypocrisy and Human Rights: Resisting Accountability for Mass Atrocities" (Cornell UP, 2022)

April 11, 2023

Hypocrisy and Human Rights

Kate Cronin-Furman
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Hypocrisy and Human Rights: Resisting Accountability for Mass Atrocities (Cornell University Press, 2022) examines what human rights pressure does whe…

Alexa Hagerty, "Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics, and What Remains" (Crown, 2023)

April 2, 2023

Still Life with Bones

Alexa Hagerty
Hosted by Kelly McFall

In Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics, and What Remains (Crown, 2023), anthropologist Alexa Hagerty learns to see the dead body with a forensi…

Melanie 0'Brien, "From Discrimination to Death: Genocide Process Through a Human Rights Lens" (Routledge, 2022)

March 20, 2023

From Discrimination to Death

Melanie 0'Brien
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Melanie 0'Brien's book From Discrimination to Death: Genocide Process Through a Human Rights Lens (Routledge, 2022) studies the process of genocide th…

Jennie E. Burnet, "To Save Heaven and Earth: Rescue in the Rwandan Genocide" (Cornell UP, 2023)

March 4, 2023

To Save Heaven and Earth

Jennie E. Burnet
Hosted by Kelly McFall

In To Save Heaven and Earth: Rescue in the Rwandan Genocide (Cornell UP, 2023), Jennie E. Burnet considers people who risked their lives in the 1994 R…

Stephanie Wolfe et al., "In the Shadow of Genocide: Justice and Memory Within Rwanda" (Routledge, 2023)

February 22, 2023

In the Shadow of Genocide

Stephanie Wolfe, Matthew Kane and Tawia Ansah
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Stephanie Wolfe, Matthew Kane and Tawia Ansah's In the Shadow of Genocide: Justice and Memory Within Rwanda (Routledge, 2023) brings together scholars…

Richard Overy, "Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945" (Viking, 2022)

February 4, 2023

Blood and Ruins

Richard Overy
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Viking, 2022) to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and…

Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses, "Genocide: Key Themes" (Oxford UP, 2022)

November 22, 2022

Genocide

Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Donald Bloxham and Dirk Moses have offered us a unique opportunity--a chance to see authors and editors in conversation with each other and themselves…

Sara E. Brown and Stephen D. Smith, "The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Mass Atrocity, and Genocide" (Routledge, 2021)

October 3, 2022

The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Mass Atrocity, and Genocide

Sara Elise Brown and Stephen David Smith
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Sara Brown and Stephen Smith have edited a much needed and fascinating compilation of essays on the intersection of religion and mass atrocity. Their…

Adam Jones, "Sites of Genocide" (Routledge, 2022)

August 11, 2022

Sites of Genocide

Adam Jones
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Adam Jones will be familiar to anyone interested in the field of genocide studies. He's published one of the leading textbooks in the field. He's bee…

Amy E. Grubb and Elisabeth Hope Murray, "British Responses to Genocide: The British Foreign Office and Humanitarianism in the Ottoman Empire, 1918-1923" (Routledge, 2022)

August 2, 2022

British Responses to Genocide

Amy E. Grubb and Elisabeth Hope Murray
Hosted by Kelly McFall

When I was an undergrad, the chronology of World War One was simple. The war began in August of 1914 and ended in November of 1918. Now, of course, we…

John K. Roth and Carol Rittner, "The Memory of Goodness: Eva Fleischner and Her Contributions to Holocaust Studies" (NCCHE, 2022)

June 1, 2022

The Memory of Goodness

John K. Roth and Carol Rittner
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Today I talked to Carol Rittner and John K. Roth about their edited volume The Memory of Goodness: Eva Fleischner and her contributions to Holocaust …

Samuel Totten, "Teaching about Genocide: Advice and Suggestions from Professors, High School Teachers, and Staff Developers" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020)

February 15, 2022

Teaching about Genocide

Samuel Totten
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Samuel Totten's Teaching about Genocide (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020) presents the insights, advice and suggestions of secondary level teachers and p…

Kurt Edward Kemper, "Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball" (U Illinois Press, 2020)

February 14, 2022

Before March Madness

Kurt Edward Kemper
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Big money NCAA basketball had its origins in a many-sided conflict of visions and agendas. On one side stood large schools focused on a commercialized…

Frank Andre Guridy, "The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics" (U Texas Press, 2021)

February 3, 2022

The Sports Revolution

Frank Andre Guridy
Hosted by Kelly McFall

When I was a teenager, I spent entirely too much time at the Pontiac Silverdome watching the Detroit Pistons play basketball. In all the games I watc…

Nicole Fox, "After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda" (U Wisconsin Press, 2021)

December 28, 2021

After Genocide

Nicole Fox
Hosted by Kelly McFall

In the wake of unthinkable atrocities, it is reasonable to ask how any population can move on from the experience of genocide. Simply remembering the …

Samuel Moyn, "Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War" (FSG, 2021)

December 6, 2021

Humane

Samuel Moyn
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Is it possible that efforts to make war more humane can actually make it more common and thus more destructive? This tension at the heart of this q…

Saskia E. Wieringa and Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, "Propaganda and the Genocide in Indonesia" (Routledge, 2018)

December 3, 2021

Propaganda and the Genocide in Indonesia

Saskia E. Wieringa and Nursyahbani Katjasungkana
Hosted by Kelly McFall

Several months ago, Saskia Wieringa joined her co-authors Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman on the show to talk about their edited volume The Internationa…