Virunga volcano national park landscape with green farmland fields in the foreground, Rwan

Recent Publications


Fox, Nicole. 2021. After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, Critical Human Rights Series.


Refereed Articles

Simko, Christina, David Cunningham, and Nicole Fox. In press, “Contesting Commemorative Landscapes: Modes and Mechanisms in Contemporary Debates Over Confederate Monuments.” Social Problems.

Fox, Nicole. Wise, Jamie and Hollie Nyseth Brehm. In press. “‘Following Heavenly Orders: Heroic Deviance and the Denial of Responsibility in Narratives of Rescue.” Deviant Behaviour.

Sardina, Alexa and Nicole Fox. In press. “Remembering Rape: America’s First Memorial to Sexual Violence.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 

Nyseth Brehm, Hollie, Fox, Nicole, DeRoche, Courtney and Jamie Wise. In press. “In the Aftermath: The Lasting Social and Economic Consequences of Collective Rescue Efforts During Genocide.”  Journal of Genocide Research.


Cunningham, David, Nicole Fox, and Christina Simko. In press. “Monuments on the Move: Union and Confederate Relocations in St. Louis.” The Common Reader.

Fox, Nicole, Nyseth Brehm, Hollie and John Gasana. 2021. “The Impact of Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Social Networks on Rwandan Rescue Efforts During Genocide.” Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal. 15(1):97-114.

Fox, Nicole. “Memorialization and COVID-19.” 2020. Contexts. 19(4): 69-71.  


Potter, Sharyn, Fox, Nicole, Smith, Delilah, Draper, Nora, Elizabeth A. Moschell, Elizabeth and Mary Moynihan. 2020. “Sexual Assault Prevalence and Community College Students: Challenges and Promising Practices.” Health Education & Behavior. 47(15) 75–165.

Fox, Nicole. 2019. “Memory in Interactions: The Remembering and Forgetting of Gender-Based Violence During Atrocity.” Signs. 45(1): 123-148. 

* Winner, American Sociological Association Human Rights Section, Best Scholarly Article, 2021


Fox, Nicole and Hollie Nyseth Brehm. 2018. “‘I Decided to Save Them’: Factors that Shaped Participation in Rescue Efforts During the Genocide in Rwanda.” Social Forces, 96(4): 1625-1647. 

Radio Interview titled “What Rescuers During the Rwandan Genocide Tell Us About Becoming a Hero.” Conducted on November 21, 2019 with Top of Mind with Julie Rose Boston: BYUradio.

Zarhin, Dana and Nicole Fox. 2017. “The ‘Whore Stigma’ as a Moral Experience: What Matters Most to Israeli Prostitution-Involved Women.” Culture, Health & Sexuality, 19(10): 1078-1091.

Nyseth Brehm, Hollie and Nicole Fox. 2017. “Narrating Genocide: Time, Memory & Blame.” Sociological Forum, 32(1): 1-22.

Cunningham, David and Nicole Fox. 2014. “Civil Rights.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology, Ed. Jeff Manza. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Sigalow, Emily and Nicole Fox. 2014 “Perpetuating Stereotypes: A Study of Gender, Family and Religious Life in Jewish Children’s Books.” Journal for Scientific Study of Religion, 53(2): 416-431.

*Winner, Award for Outstanding Research on Jews and Gender, Hadassah Institute, 2014.

Fox, Nicole and Carla De Ycaza. 2013. “Narratives of Mass Violence: The Role of Memory and Memorialization in Addressing Human Rights Violations in Post-Conflict Rwanda and Uganda.” Societies Without Borders, 8(5): 344-372. 

Fox, Nicole. 2012. “‘God Must Have been Sleeping’: Faith as an Obstacle and a Resource for Rwandan Genocide Survivors.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52(1): 65-78.

Shostak, Sara and Nicole Fox. 2012. “Forgetting and Remembering Epilepsy: Collective Memory and the Experience of Illness.” Sociology of Health and Illness, 34(3): 362-378. 

Schuldberg, Jean, Nicole Fox, and Celeste Jones. 2012. “Same-Same-But Different: The Development of Cultural Humility Through an International Volunteer Experience.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(17): 17-30. 

Fox, Nicole. 2011. “‘Oh, Did the Women Suffer, They Suffered So Much’: Impacts of Gendered Violence on Kinship Networks in Rwanda.” International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 37(2): 279-305. *Winner, Graduate Student Paper Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Family Division, 2011

Fox, Nicole. 2010. ‘“Their History is Part of Me’: Third Generation American Jews and Intergenerational Transmission of Memory, Trauma and History.” Journal for the Study of the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism, 4(87): 9-35. Hebrew edition (2009).

Book Chapters

Fox, Nicole. Forthcoming. “Feminist Approaches to Studying Memory and Mass Atrocity.” Interpreting Contentious Memory: Countermemories and Conflicts over the Past. Edited by Thomas DeGloma and Janet Jacobs. London: Bristol University Press.

Fox, Nicole. Forthcoming. “Memorialization After Atrocity Crimes.” Oxford Handbook of Atrocity Crimes. New York: Oxford University Press.

Uwazie, Ernest and Nicole Fox. 2019. “Approaches to Transitional Justice: Two Cases from Africa” in J. Noble, Ed., Critical Issues in Criminal Justice: Historical Perspectives. Oakland: Cognella Press.

Public Scholarship

Fox, Nicole. Moderator, Organizer and Speaker for webinar: “In remembrance there is life”: A conversation on memorialization amid a global pandemic.” May 22, 2020. Chaplaincy Innovations Lab. 


Fox, Nicole. May 1, 2020. “Memorializing COVID-19.” Mobilizing Ideas. 


Fox, Nicole. April 8, 2019. “Rwanda, genocide, and gender-based violence.” Contexts. 


Fox, Nicole and Hollie Nyseth Brehm (equal authorship). April 17, 2019. “Lessons on the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.” Mobilizing Ideas.