David Simon

David Simon is the Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University and holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Yale. His research focuses on mass atrocity prevention and post-atrocity recovery. He has served as a consultant with the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. As Director of the Genocide Studies Program, he has led the development of the “Mass Atrocities in the Digital Era” project, examining how digital technology influences all aspects of contemporary mass atrocities, including their onset, opportunities for prevention, dynamics of accountability, and patterns of memorialization. His most recent publication is the co-edited volume, Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age: Memorialization Unmoored (Palgrave-MacMillan 2020).