Henry Theriault
Henry Theriault
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
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Henry Theriault's Professional Biography

HENRY C. THERIAULT is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University (USA), after teaching in its Philosophy Department, 1998-2017, which he chaired from 2011 to 2017. He also coordinated WSU’s Human Rights Center, 1999-2007. Theriault’s current responsibility include overseeing the Academic Success Center, the CTL:  Faculty Development Center, and a range of other roles.

Theriault received his B.A. in English from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with specializations in Continental Philosophy and Social and Political Philosophy.

Theriault researches genocide denial, genocide prevention, post-genocide victim-perpetrator relations, reparations, and mass violence against women and girls. He has lectured around the world and published numerous journal articles and chapters. He is lead author of the Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group’s 2015 final report, Resolution with Justice, and, with Samuel Totten, co-authored The United Nations Genocide Convention:  An Introduction (University of Toronto Press, 2019). Theriault’s work has been published in English, Spanish, Armenian, Turkish, Russian, French, and Polish.

In addition to various boards and committees in the field of genocide studies, Theriault served two terms as President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), 2017-2019 and 2019-2021. He is founding co-editor of Genocide Studies International and co-edited IAGS’ Genocide Studies and Prevention 2007-2012.