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  • Study: Holocaust Museum motivates visitors to create social change

    Photo of professor Joelle Soulard

    People who visited the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center were inspired to take action for human rights, such as standing up to bullying or joining social justice groups, according to research led by Joelle Soulard, a professor of recreation, sport and tourism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Editor’s Notes: To reach Joelle Soulard, call 217-300-9922; email

    The paper “Dark tourism and social mobilization: Transforming travelers after visiting a Holocaust museum” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1177/00472875221105871