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 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 arriving at Brock University, Kranjc served as senior historian with the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Canadian Department of Justice in Ottawa from 2007 to 2008. As a Balkan specialist, he was tasked with undertaking historical research on alleged war crimes that occurred in the former Yugoslavia during its violent disintegration in the 1990s. Kranjc was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at The College of William & Mary from 2009 to 2011, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth from 2011 to 2012.
Kranjc is the author of the forthcoming book To Walk with the Devil: Slovene Collaboration and Axis Occupation, 1941-1945, (University of Toronto Press: 2012), which examines the contentious topic of Slovene collaboration with their German, Italian and Hungarian occupiers during World War II. Kranjc has contributed chapters to two edited volumes. The first, “An Uncivil War of Ideas: German, Partisan and Home Guard Propaganda in the Province of Ljubljana 1943-45”, appeared in Juliette Patterson’s and Ben Shepherd’s (eds.) War in a Twilight World: Partisan and Anti-Partisan Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1939-1945 (Palgrave: 2010). “On the Periphery: Jews, Slovenes and the Memory of the Holocaust” will appear in the forthcoming work edited by Joanna Mihlic and John-Paul Himka entitled, Bringing to Light the Dark Past: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe (University of Nebraska Press: 2013). His published articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals including the Journal of Women’s History, Slovene Studies, East European Jewish Affairs, East European Politics and Societies and The Journal of Slavic Military Studies.
His current projects include a contribution on “Collaboration, Resistance and Liberation in the Balkans,” to the multivolume forthcoming work The Cambridge History of World War II (Cambridge University Press: 2015). He is also researching a new study of post-World War II justice and retribution in Yugoslavia, and the shifting memories and commemorations that are still connected to these events.