Alex Hinton is Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark.
He is the author of Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide (California, 2005) and five edited or co-edited collections, Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Representation (Duke, forthcoming), 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 an edited volume on Local Justice, 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 Research and Genocide Studies and Prevention, as the editor of the Palgrave book series, “Culture, Mind, and Society,” and as the Second Vice-President and Executive Board member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.