Researcher biography


Nikki Marczak is leading the Centre’s work with the Asia-Pacific Atrocity Prevention Partnership (APPAP), which involves advancing research and networks in the region aimed at preventing atrocities. Nikki is a genocide scholar and survivor advocate whose work has been published by academic journals, policy think tanks and media outlets. She is a member of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and co-editor of Genocide Perspectives V and VI (forthcoming). 

Prior to her recent participation in a German Government program on issues for descendants of victims of the Nazis, Nikki was the Deputy Director of Nadia’s Initiative (the program of Yazidi activist Nadia Murad) and Yazda’s Australia Director. In addition to her ongoing commitment to justice for the Yazidi Genocide, she has worked with the Armenian community, including as ‘Lemkin Scholar’ with the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in 2016. Nikki has extensive experience in policy development for government and in stakeholder consultation. She has a Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and a BA in Political Science and Aboriginal Studies.

Research Expertise

  • Genocide and women’s experiences 
  • Transgenerational legacy of genocide
  • Armenian, Jewish and Yazidi genocides
  • Recognition and justice for genocide-affected communities