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Dr. Kelly Maddox

East Asian Seminar

Japanese Studies

Project: "Law Without Mercy: Japanese Courts-Martial and Military Courts During the Asia-Pacific War, 1937-45"


Hittorfstr. 18 (New Building)
Room 0.18
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 468767


2012 – 2016: Lancaster University, PhD in History

(Passed forthwith in July 2016)

Thesis Title: “The Strong Devour the Weak”: Tracing the Genocidal Dynamics of Violence in the Japanese Empire, 1937-1945

Supervised by Professor Aristotle Kallis & Professor Aaron Moore


2011 – 2012: Lancaster University, M.A in History

(Passed with distinction in September 2012)

Thesis Title: ‘A Dead Letter: The Genocide Convention and Possibilities of Prevention’

Supervised by Professor Aristotle Kallis



Apr. 2018 – Jun. 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines
Oct. 2017 – Mar. 2018 Visiting Researcher, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Apr. – Sept. 2014 Scholar-in-Residence at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress, USA


Apr. 2018 – Jun. 2018 IPC Research Scholarship (Ateneo de Manila University)
Aug. 2016 – Mar. 2018 Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Scholarship
Apr. 2014 – Oct. 2014 Fellowship at the Library of Congress (Funded by the AHRC)
Dec. 2012 Lancaster University Chancellor’s Medal
Dec. 2012 Joseph Hertford Sutton Postgraduate Prize
Dec. 2012 Queen’s Studentship Postgraduate Prize
Oct. 2011 – Mar. 2016 ESRC 1+3 NWDTC Full M.A. and Ph.D. Studentship


(2019) “An Island of Killing and Slaughter: Anti-Guerrilla Warfare and Civilian-Targeted Violence on Panay, 1943”, Journal of Contemporary History [Online First] (Aug., 2019).

(2017) “From Liberation to Elimination: Violence and Resistance in Japan’s Southeast Asia, 1942-1945”, in Philip Dwyer & Amanda Nettlebeck (eds.) Violence, Colonialism and Empire in the Modern World (New York & London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 243-64

(2015) “‘Liberat[ing] Manking from such an Odious Scourge’: The Genocide Convention and the Continued Failure to Prevent or Halt Genocide in the Twenty-First Century”, Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, 9(1) (2015). 48-65.