Description: In this lecture, Lemos will explore the phenomenon of dehumanization in cross-cultural and transhistorical perspective, proposing a typology of forms of dehumanization that can be utilized to compare of cases of dehumanization in different cultural and social contexts, both ancient and modern.
T.M. Lemos (Ph.D., Yale University) is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Huron University College, Ontario, Canada. She is also a member of the graduate school faculty and an affiliate of the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at Western University. Her most recent book is titled Violence and Personhood in Ancient Israel and Comparative Contexts (Oxford University Press, 2017). She has coedited three volumes, including the forthcoming Cambridge World History of Genocide, Volume 1: Genocide in the Ancient, Medieval, and Premodern Worlds, and is currently writing her third book, a cross-cultural and transhistorical treatment of dehumanization.