Panel I:  Culture

Rutgers University

Alex Hinton is Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark (   He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University.

Dr. Hinton is the author of Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide (California, 2005), which received the 2008 Stirling Prize, and five edited or co-edited collections, 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 two edited volumes, Transitional Justice and 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 Genocide Studies and Prevention, the Journal of Genocide Research and the Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, as Vice-President of the Institute for the Study of Genocide, as the editor of the CGHR / Rutgers University Press Series “Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights,” and as the First Vice-President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. In recognition of his work on genocide, the American Anthropological Association selected Hinton as the recipient of the 2009 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology.