Robert Ventresca

Robert Ventresca

Email: rventres@uwo.ca
Website: https://www.robertventresca.ca/

Robert Ventresca is a Professor of History at King's University College at Western University. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and also serves on the Committee on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He has published widely on various topics related to European history and the Holocaust, the history of Fascism and democratic transitions, public history and memory, as well as migration and mobility. His research and teaching are mainly in Holocaust Studies with a focus on the role of religion in mass violence and genocide, especially the Catholic Church in the Holocaust-era and beyond. His work contributes to a growing comparative scholarship on the role that religion and religious institutions play in conflict and post-conflict transition, reconstruction and reconciliation.  Professor Ventresca currently is writing a new book for Cambridge University Press on the Vatican and the Holocaust, to be based on newly released documentation from the Vatican archives.