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prof. dr. N.D. (Nanci) Adler

Memory, History and Transitional Justice (chair in cooperation with the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies)
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • All publications

    Peer-reviewed books, or contributions to books

    • Adler, Nanci, ed. Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Crimes, Courts, Commissions, and Chronicling. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018.
    • Adler, Nanci. “On History, Historians, and Transitional Justice,” in Adler, Nanci, ed. Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Challenges to Transitional Justice in Russia,” in: Stan, Lavinia, Horne, Cynthia M., eds. Transitional Justice and the Former Soviet Union: Reviewing the Past, Looking Toward the Future. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
    • Adler, Nanci, “Communism’s Compelling Grasp, “ in: Karlsson, Klas-Göran, Stenfeldt, Johan &  Zander, Ulf, eds., COMNAZ: Perspectives on the Entangled Histories of Communism and National Socialism. Maryland: Lexington Books, 2015.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Rehabilitation of the Soviet Past,” in Parmentier, Stephan, Czarnota, Adam, eds., Rule of Law and Institution Design Antwerp: Intersentia, (forthcoming).
    • Adler, Nanci. Keeping Faith with the Party: Communist Believers Return from the Gulag. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
    • Adler, Nanci, Leydesdorff, Selma, eds. Tapestry of Memory: Evidence and Testimony in Life Story Narratives. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2013. 
    • Adler, Nanci, Leydesdorff, Selma. “Introduction, in” Tapestry of Memory: Evidence and Testimony in Life Story Narratives. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2013.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Legacies of the Stalinist Repression: Narratives of the Children of Loyalist ‘Enemies of the People’,” in Tapestry of Memory: Evidence and Testimony in Life Story Narratives. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2013.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Country Study: Russia,” The Encyclopaedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Institutional Study: Memorial,” The Encyclopaedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
    • Adler, Nanci, Leydesdorff, Selma, et.al., eds. Memories of Mass Violence: Narrating Life Stories in the Aftermath of Atrocity. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2009.
    • Adler, Nanci, Leydesdorff, Selma, et.al., “Introduction,” in  Memories of Mass Violence: Narrating Life Stories in the Aftermath of Atrocity. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2009.
    • Adler, Nanci. The Gulag Survivor: Beyond the Soviet System. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2002, and 2004 (paperback with new introduction).
    • Adler, Nanci. "The Return of the Repressed: Survival after the Gulag," in Bertraux, Daniel, Thompson, 
    • Paul, et.al. eds.. On Living Through Soviet Russia. London: Routledge, 2004.
    • Adler, Nanci. ed. “Introduction,” Genocide and Accountability. Amsterdam: Vossiuspers, 2003.
    • Adler, Nanci. "In Search of Identity: The Collapse of the Soviet Union and Recreating Russia," in Aguilar, Paloma, et.al., eds., The Politics of Memory: Transitional Justice in Democratizing Societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
    • Adler, Nanci. Victims of Soviet Terror: The Story of the Memorial Movement. Westport: Praeger, 1993.

    Translated work

    • Adler, Nanci. Sokhraniaia Vernost Partii. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2013.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Osobennosti issledovatel’skoi raboty nad biografiiami zhertv Stalinizma,” Istoriia Stalinizma. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2011.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Kommunizm vnutri: o vernosti partii do, vo vremia i posle GULAGa” Repressirovannaia Rossiiskaia Provintsiia. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2011.
    • Adler, Nanci. Overleven na de Goelag. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 2006.
    • Adler, Nanci. Preziveli iz Gulaga: S one strane sovjetskog sistema. Belgrad: Beogradski krug, 2005.
    • Adler, Nanci. Vyzhivshie v GULAG. Moscow: “Zven’ia”, Memorial, 2005.
    • Adler, Nanci. “En busca de una identidad: el derrumbamiento de la Unión Soviética y la recreación de Rusia, in Barahona de Brito, Alexandra,et.al, eds.., Las políticas hacia el pasado: Juicios, depuraciones, perdón y olvido en las nuevas democracias. Madrid, ISTMO, 2002.

    International peer-reviewed journals

    •  Adler, Nanci, Üngör, Uğur Ümit. “Epilogue: Indonesia in the Global Context of Genocide and Transitional Justice,” Journal of Genocide Research 19, 3 (2017).
    • Adler, Nanci, “Communism’s ‘Bright Past’: Loyalty to the Party despite the Gulag,”, in Faces and Traces of Violence: Memory Politics in Global Perspective, Culture and History Digital Journal. 3, 3 (2014): e015.
    • Adler, Nanci. “The ‘Bright Past’, or Whose (Hi)story? Challenges in Russia and Serbia Today." Philosophy and Society, XXIII, 4 (2012): 119-138.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Reconciliation with – or Rehabilitation of – the Soviet Past?” Memory Studies 5, 3 (2012): 327-338.
    • Adler, Nanci. Review Essay. International Journal of Transitional Justice 1-6 (2011).
    • Adler, Nanci. “Enduring Repression: Narratives of Loyalty to the Party Before, During, and After the Gulag.” Europe-Asia Studies 62, 2 (2010): 2111-234.
    • Adler, Nanci. “The Future of the Soviet Past Remains Unpredictable: The Resurrection of Stalinist Symbols Amidst the Exhumation of Mass Graves.” Europe-Asia Studies 57, 8 (2005): 1093-1119.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Life in the ‘Big Zone’: The Fate of Returnees in the Aftermath of Stalinist Repression.” Europe-Asia Studies 51, 1 (1999): 5-19.
    • Adler, Nanci, Gluzman, Semyon. “Soviet Special Psychiatric Hospitals: Where the System Was Criminal and the Inmates Were Sane.” British Journal of Psychiatry 163 (1993): 713-720.
    • Adler, Nanci, Mueller, G.O.W., Ayat, M. “Psychiatry Under Tyranny: the Report of a Consultative Mission to Bucharest, Romania.” Current Psychology 12 (1993): 3-17.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Planned Economy and Unplanned Criminality: the Soviet Experience.” International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice 17, 1 (1993): 189-201.
    • Adler, Nanci, Gluzman, Semyon.“Pytka Psykhiatriei.” Obozrenie Psikhiatrii i Meditsinskoi Psikhologii Imeni V.M. Bekhtereva 3 (1992): 138-152.
    • Adler, Nanci. “Oral History in the Soviet Union: Bearing Witness to A Story that Should Not Die with the Witnesses.” Tijdschrift voor Theoretische Geschiedenis Themanummer Rusland, 19 (1993): 449-456.
  • Publications

    2018

    • Adler, N. (2018). Challenges to Transitional Justice in Russia. In C. M. Horne, & L. Stan (Eds.), Transitional Justice and the Former Soviet Union: Reviewing the Past, Looking toward the Future (pp. 45-65). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108182171.003 [details]
    • Adler, N. (2018). Introduction: On History, Historians, and Transitional Justice. In N. Adler (Ed.), Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Crimes, Courts, Commissions, and Chronicling (pp. 1-20). (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights Series). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. [details]

    2017

    • van der Laarse, R., Dziuban, Z., Benčic, A., Dolghin, D., Adler, N., & Reijnen, C. (2017). Storytelling: Campscapes as Narratives. Accessing Campscapes, 1, 7-8. [details]
    • Üngör, U. U., & Adler, N. (2017). Indonesia in the Global Context of Genocide and Transitional Justice. Journal of Genocide Research, 19(4), 609-617. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623528.2017.1393985 [details]

    2015

    • Adler, N. (2015). Communism's Compelling Grasp: Enduring the Gulag and Enduring Loyalty. In K-G. Karlsson, J. Stenfeldt, & U. Zander (Eds.), Perspectives on the Entangled History of Communism and Nazism: A Comnaz Analysis (pp. 119-136). Lanham: Lexington Books. [details]

    2013

    • Adler, N. (2013). International Historical-Enlightenment and Human Rights Society Memorial (Soviet Union, Russia). In L. Stan, & N. Nedelsky (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Vol. 3, pp. 241-245). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139226561.010 [details]
    • Adler, N. (2013). Russia. In L. Stan, & N. Nedelsky (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Vol. 2, pp. 404-412). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139031134.017 [details]
    • Adler, N. D. (2013). Sokhraniaia vernost' v partii. Rossiǐskai︠a Politicheskai︠a Ėnciclopedii︠a (ROSSPEN).

    2012

    • Adler, N. (2012). Keeping faith with the Party: Communist believers return from the Gulag. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. [details]

    2011

    • Adler, N. (2011). [Review of: M. Nalepa (2010) Skeletons in the closet: transitional justice in post-Communist Europe; L. Stan (2009) Transitional justice in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: reckoning with the Communist past]. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 5(2), 313-318. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijr005 [details]

    2010

    2019

    • Adler, N. D., & Weiss-Wendt, A. (Eds.) (2019). The Future of the Soviet Past.
    • Adler, N., Ensel, R., & Wintle, M. (Eds.) (2019). Narratives of War: Remembering and Chronicling Battle in Twentieth-Century Europe. (Memory and Narrative). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429506840 [details]

    2018

    • Adler, N. (Ed.) (2018). Understanding the Age of Transitional Justice: Courts, Crimes, Commissions, and Chronicling. (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights Series). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. [details]

    2013

    • Adler, N., & Leydesdorff, S. (Eds.) (2013). Tapestry of memory: evidence and testimony in life-story narratives. (Memory and Narrative). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. [details]

    2011

    • Adler, N. (2011). "Kommunizm vnutri": o vernosti partii do, vo vremia i posle GULAGa. In Y. V. Kodin (Ed.), Istoriia stalinizma: repressirovannaia rossiiskaia provintsiia: materialy mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii: Smolensk, 9-11 oktiabria 2009 g. (pp. 408-415). Moscow: Rosspen. [details]
    • Adler, N. (2011). Osobennosti issledovatel’skoi raboty nad biografiiami zhertv stalinizma. In E. IU. Kandrashina (Ed.), Istoriia stalinizma: itogi i problemy izucheniia: materialy mezhdunardonoi nauchnoi konferentsii, Moskva, 5-7 dekabria 2008 g. (pp. 672-679). Moscow: Rosspen. [details]

    2009

    • Adler, N., Leydesdorff, S., Chamberlain, M., & Neyzi, L. (2009). Memories of mass repression: narrating life stories in the aftermath of atrocity. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. [details]
    • Adler, N., Leydesdorff, S., Chamberlain, M., & Neyzi, L. (2009). Introduction. In N. Adler, S. Leydesdorff, M. Chamberlain, & L. Neyzi (Eds.), Memories of mass repression: narrating life stories in the aftermath of atrocity (pp. ix-xxi). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. [details]

    Membership

    • Adler, N. (2018). Academic Advisory Board, Vienna Simon Wiesenthal Institute.
    • Adler, N. (2018). International Advisory Board, Journal of Genocide Research.
    • Adler, N. (2014-2016). Steering Committee on Higher Education, AEGIS.
    • Adler, N. (2013). Steering Committee member, Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability, Columbia University.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • NIOD Institute for War.
      Directeur Onderzoek, Hoofd Holocaust en Genocidestudies