Gregor Kranjc (B.A., McGill University; M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of Toronto) teaches modern European history at Brock University. The geographic focus of his research lies in East Central Europe and the Balkans, with broader thematic interests in war and society, the intersection between historical trauma and memory, and the history of the region’s ethnic and religious minorities.
Before joining the history department at Brock University, Kranjc was a Senior Historian (Balkan Specialist) in the Crimes against Humanity & War Crimes Section of the Canadian Department of Justice (2007-2009). From 2009-2011, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the College of William & Mary, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2011-12). In addition to surveys of European and global history, Kranjc teaches courses on the history of terrorism, ethnic cleansing and genocide, nationalism, and the history of military occupations.
He is the author of To Walk with the Devil: Slovene Collaboration and Axis Occupation, 1941-1945 (2013, subsequently translated and published in the Slovene language in 2014) and the co-author of The Historical Dictionary of Slovenia. He is author of over two dozen articles, book chapters and reviews, a number of which have appeared in leading scholarly journals in their respective fields, including The Journal of Genocide Research, The Journal of Military History, The Journal of Women’s History and War & Society. In 2018 he was awarded the Moncado Prize, which recognizes the best annual articles to appear in the Journal of Military History.
A long-time Executive Council Member of the North American-based scholarly Society for Slovene Studies, Kranjc has also served as the book reviews editor of the society’s academic journal Slovene Studies. He is currently researching and writing his next book entitled In the Land of Ghosts: War, Memory and Reconciliation in Kocevje, Slovenia (1941-present).