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How can we learn about the genocides/femicides of the modern/colonial state? What can critical thinking teach us about histories of genocidal/femicidal violence in the United States and other parts of the world? This Actuvirtual Symposium is committed to Alexander L. Hinton’s book, It Can Happen Here: White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide in the US (NYU Press 2021).

Fazil Moradi, JIAS, LOST,Sci-Tech Asia

Kamari Maxine ClarkeUniversity of Toronto

Alexander L. HintonRutgers University

Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizProfessor Emeritus, California State University

Dirk Moses,University of North Carolina

Uğur Ümit ÜngörUniversity of Amsterdam & the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a long time anti-colonial activist, historian, writer, professor emeritus at California State University, and author of twelve books, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico; An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States; Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment; and Not A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion.

 Kamari Maxine Clarke is a Distinguished Professor of Transnational Justice and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto at the Centre for Criminology and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies.  For more than 20 years, Professor Clarke has conducted research on issues related to legal institutions, international legal domains, religious nationalism, and the politics of globalization and race. She has spent her career exploring theoretical questions of culture and power and, in the field of law and anthropology, detailing the relationship between new transnational formations and contemporary problems. She is the author of nine books and over fifty peer reviewed articles and book chapters, including her 2009 publication of Fictions of Justice: The International Criminal Court and the Challenge of Legal Pluralism in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Affective Justice (with Duke University Press, 2019), which won the finalist prize for the American Anthropological Association’s 2020 Elliot P. Skinner Book Award for the Association for Africanist Anthropology and was the recipient of the 2019 Royal Anthropological Institute’s Amaury Talbot Book Prize. During her academic career she has held numerous prestigious fellowships, grants and awards, including multiple grant awards from the National Science Foundation and from The Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC), the Rockefeller Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and, very recently, the 2021 Guggenhiem Prize for Anthropology.

Alexander Hinton (@AlexLHinton) is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including, most recently, It Can Happen Here: White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide in the US (NYU, 2021), The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in Cambodia (Oxford, 2018), and Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer (Duke, 2016). 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. Professor Hinton is also a past President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (2011-13), a Member/Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (2011-13), and co-convener of the Global Consortium on Bigotry and Hate (2019-24). His next book, “The Anthropological Witness” (Cornell, Fall 2022) centers his 2016 experience testifying as an expert witness at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia.

 Dirk Moses is the Frank Porter Graham Professor of Global Human Rights History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He has written extensively about genocide and global history. Recent anthologies include Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide: The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967–1970(2018), The Holocaust in Greece (2018), and Decolonization, Self-Determination, and the Rise of Global Human Rights Politics (2020). Dirk’s latest book, The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression, appeared in February 2021. He is senior editor of the Journal of Genocide Research.

Uğur Ümit Üngör is Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies. His main area of interest is the history and sociology of mass violence, with a particular focus on the modern and contemporary Middle East. He has won several academic awards and held visiting positions in Dublin, Vancouver, Budapest, Toronto, and Los Angeles. He has published books and articles on various aspects and cases of genocide, including the Armenian genocide. His most recent publication is Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State (Oxford University Press, 2020), and the forthcoming Syrian Gulag: Assad’s Prison System, 1970-2020 (Boom Publisher, 2022). He is an editor of the Journal of Perpetrator Research, and coordinator of the Syrian Oral History Project. For more information, see: www.ungor.nl

Fazil Moradi is a Research Fellow at Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study – University of Johannesburg, where he is also the organizer of the Actuvirtual Symposium, a Research Associate at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Graduate Studies, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Graduate Center – CUNY, New York, and a fellow of LOSTSci-Tech Asia Research Network; and Refugee Outreach & Research Network. Dr Moradi has been a researcher at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, and works together with medical scientists on the long-term impacts of chemical warfare agents at Sahlgrenska Academy – University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Some of his publications appear in: British Medical JournalCritical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media StudiesCritical StudiesPLOS ONEGenocide Studies International,

CODESRIARoutledgeRutgers University Press, and Praesens Verlag 2015, 2017, 2020. He has also commented on imperial politics, war, art, and genocidal and gender violence for various national and international news media, including openDemocracyCultureProjectBohusläningenFlammanLäkartidningen, and NRTTV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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