Alexander Hinton

Director, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights & Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University, Rutgers University Newark

Alexander Hinton is Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs at Rutgers University Newark. He is also the immediate past President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (2011-13) and holds the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention. He is the author of the award-winning Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide (California, 2005) and nine edited or co-edited collections on genocide and mass violence (read more:

Research interests: Sociocultural and psychological anthropology; genocide and political violence; transitional justice; Southeast Asia (with a focus on Cambodia); culture and mind; globalization and modernity; self and emotion; anthropology and critical theory.


  • –present
    Professor of Anthropology , Rutgers University