Profile: Alex Hinton

Professor of Anthropology; Director, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights; Rutgers Division of Global Affairs

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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 (read more)

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