Conflict and Resolution: A Moment with Alex Hinton


Professor Alex Hinton is Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Genocideand Human Rights and Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs and at Rutgers University, Newark.

He is the author of the award-winning Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide (California, 2005) and six edited or co-edited collections, Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities after Genocide and Mass Violence (Rutgers, forthcoming in 2010), Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Representation(Duke, 2009), Night of the Khmer Rouge: Genocide and Democracy in Cambodia (Paul Robeson Gallery, 2007), Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide (California, 2002), Genocide: An Anthropological Reader (Blackwell, 2002), and Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions (Cambridge, 1999). He is currently working on several other book projects, including a co-edited volume on the legacies of genocide and mass violence, a book on 9/11 and Abu Ghraib, and a book on the politics of memory and justice in the aftermath of the Cambodian genocide. He serves as an Academic Advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, on the International Advisory Boards of the Journal of Genocide Researchand Genocide Studies and Prevention, as co-editor of the CGHR-Rutgers University Press book series, "Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights," and as the First Vice-President and Executive Board member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Further Resources:

Alex Hinton's Rutgers Faculty Profile Page

Interview Date: March 26th, 2010

Written and Produced By: JK Fowler (

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