Ami Fagin U.S. based visual artist specializing in the traditional art form of manuscript illumination embracing modern techniques and applications. Her body of work represents a meta-modernist approach to the materials, techniques and theoretical principals used in manuscript illumination for contemporary consideration. She is author of Beyond Genocide; an emerging series of illuminations narrating a visual documentary arts perspective on global incidents of genocide and mass violence. She is also an independent scholar in genocide studies who conducts research / seminars, lectures, workshops and advisory work on global initiatives of memory and memorialization through individual and collective arts expression and the museum experience. She has contributed expertise in international consultative events such as the African Union Human Rights Memorial Project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the 5th International Symposium on Genocide and the Pursuit of Justice in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She currently serves on the executive board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and as an international advisor for the Winter School in Genocide Studies Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fagin regularly publishes editorials, reviews and essays on genocide, memory, memorialization, art and 21st century expression and education as well as conducting scholars travel seminars to societies victimized by mass violence to better understand the social processes and pursuits of collective memory, truth and justice.