Hussong, Lillian

Area of Study: 
American grand strategy, human & environmental security, Arctic social science, Holocaust & genocide studies
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Lillian Hussong is beginning her third year as a PhD student at the Division of Global Affairs (DGA).  Hussong studies American grand strategy in the Arctic and the Baltic regions.  Additionally, she studies the connection between national security and environmental security threats in the Arctic.  While at DGA, Hussong was awarded a partial fellowship from the National Science Foundation to present her research at the 9th International Conference on Arctic Social Science in Sweden (2017) and a partial fellowship from Charles University to attend their Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion, and Violence in the Czech Republic (2016).  Hussong also served as the 2016 - 2017 PhD Representative for the Student Association of Global Affairs.  Currently, she serves as a Teaching Assistant.  Hussong earned a Master of Science in Global Affairs in 2017.

Hussong previously earned a Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies (2014) and Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies (2012), both with program distinction, at Stockton University.  Her work experience in genocide studies includes serving as an editor for H-Genocide, and as a member of the adjunct faculty at Stockton University where she taught “The Holocaust” and “Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust.”  Additionally, two of her lectures were published as teaching units for the internationally award-winning documentary Drawing Against Oblivion.

Research Activities 
Presented Papers

  • "America's Arctic Strategy: Explaining Obama's Neglect of Regional Securities Policies." 9th International Conerence on Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX). June 8-12, 2017. Umeå, Sweden.
  • "The Future of American Grand Strategy in the Arctic." 58th International Studies Association Annual Conference. February 22-25, 2017. Baltimore, Maryland. USA.
  • "The Ethics of Armenian Genocide Denial in Academia." 44th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. March 8-11, 2014. American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California. USA.
  • "English Travel Writers and their Observations of Local Christians and Muslims." Stockton University 2nd International Symposium: Greek Orthodox Religious Culture in Ottoman Anatolia. June 9-11, 2010. Istanbul, Turkey.


  • Hussong, Lillian.  “Confronting the Holocaust: Immersive Counter-Memorials as Sites of Collective Memory.” FWD: Museums (University of Illinois at Chicago). June 2017. 172-181.
  • Hussong, Lillian.  “Porajmos” and “The Nazi T-4 Program” – Lectures from adjunct-taught courses published in conjunction with the release of the internationally award-winning documentary Drawing Against Oblivion. 2016.
  • "History with Passion," in Reaching 40. Ed. Ken Tompkins and Rob Gregg. 2012.

Invited Talks

  • "The Holocaust by Bullets." Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "The Persecution of the Disabled during the Holocaust." Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore. 2015.
  • "Rwanda: Road to Genocide." Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "The Persecution of the Disabled during the Holocaust. Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "The Persecution of the Gypsies during the Holocaust." Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "LGBT Africa and the Threat of Genocide. Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies Lecture Series. Stockton University. 2014.

Professional Memberships 

  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
  • International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)

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