John Cox, professor of Global Studies and History, directs the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies. Prior to UNC Charlotte, Cox founded and directed a genocide and human rights studies center at Florida Gulf Coast University. He earned a Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill in 2006.
Cox has written and lectured widely on genocide, human rights and resistance to Nazism and other oppressive systems. He recently published a book on modern genocide and racism, "To Kill a People: Genocide in the 20th Century" (Oxford University Press, 2017). His other publications include a book on anti-Nazi resistance, "Circles of Resistance: Leftist, Jewish, and Youth Dissidence during the Third Reich" (2009). Cox often speaks at Holocaust teacher-training workshops (for middle and high school teachers) throughout North Carolina and lectures and speaks widely on topics such as racism, Islamophobia, human rights issues and movements, genocide and mass violence, U.S. foreign policy and immigration and refugee issues.