Alexander Hinton is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention 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 eleven edited or co-edited collections, Oxford Handbook of Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2019), Rethinking Peace (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming in 2019), Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America (Duke, 2015), Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Response (Cambridge, 2015), Hidden Genocide: Power, Knowledge, Memory (Rutgers, 2014), Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities after Genocide and Mass Violence (Rutgers, 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 recently completed two book projects related to the Khmer Rouge tribunal. The first, Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, was published by Duke University Press in 2016 and was a Finalist for the 2017 Raphael Lemkin Award; the second, The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in Cambodia, came out with Oxford University Press in the Spring of 2018. He is also a co-organizer of the international “Rethinking Peace Studies” (2014-16), “Critical Transitional Justice” (2017-2019), and “Rethinking Prevention” (2016-2019) projects. He serves as an Academic Advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, on the International Advisory Boards of a number of academic journals, as Vice-President of the Institute for the Study of Genocide, and as the editor of the Rutgers University Press Series “Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights.”