Dirk Moses

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Dirk Moses
Born1967 (age 51–52)
Brisbane, Queensland
OccupationHistorian and academic
TitleProfessor of Modern History
Parent(s)John A. Moses
Ingrid Moses
Academic background
EducationUniversity of Queensland (BA)
University of St Andrews (MPhil)
University of Notre Dame (MA)
University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
Academic work
Sub-disciplineGenocide studies
InstitutionsUniversity of Sydney
European University Institute
University of Freiburg

Anthony Dirk Moses (born 1967) is an Australian historian. He is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney.[1] Between 2011 and 2015, he was detached to the European University Institute as professor of Global and Colonial History.[2] He is widely regarded as a leading expert on the history of genocide and ethnic cleansing, and on the history of colonialism, especially genocide in colonial contexts. He is known for coining the term "the racial century" in reference to the period 1850–1950.[3] He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Genocide Research.

Moses received his Bachelor of Arts in History, Government, and Law at the University of Queensland in 1987, a Masters of Philosophy in Early Modern European History at the University of St. Andrews in 1989, a Masters of Arts in Modern European History at Notre Dame University in 1994, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Modern European History at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.

Moses is the son of the noted historian John A. Moses and of the former Chancellor of the University of Canberra Ingrid Moses.


  • German Intellectuals and the Nazi Past (Cambridge, 2007).
  • Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation and Subaltern Resistance in World History (Berghahn 2008/pbk 2009) (editor) This book, which won H-Soz-u-Kult Book Prize – Non-European History Category 2009.[4]
  • Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies (2010 with Donald Bloxam)
  • Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia (2014 with Bart Luttikhuis).


  1. ^ Dirk Moses
  2. ^ Dirk Moses
  3. ^ Anne Fuchs, Jonathan James Long, W.G. Sebald and the Writing of History, p. 110, Königshausen & Neumann, 2007
  4. ^ World cat book page

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