Alexander Hinton is Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology, and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University. He is the author or editor of eleven books, including, most recently, Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer (Duke, 2016). In recognition of his research and scholarship, Professor Hinton has received a number of honors and awards. The American Anthropological Association selected Hinton as the recipient of the 2009 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology “for his groundbreaking 2005 ethnography Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide, for path-breaking work in the anthropology of genocide, and for developing a distinctively anthropological approach to genocide.” Professor Hinton was listed as one of “Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide” and is a past President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (2011-13). Professor Hinton has received fellowships from a range of institutions and, from 2011-12, was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Most recently, Professor Hinton was a convener of the international “Rethinking Peace Studies” (2014-16) initiative and, in March 2016, served as an expert witness at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. He has been invited to speak on six continents across the globe.
- Hinton, Alexander, “Critical Genocide Studies,” Genocide Studies and Prevention 7, 1 (2012): 4-15.
- Hinton, Alexander, “Transitional justice time: Uncle San, Aunty Yan, and outreach at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal,” in Mayersen, Deborah, and Annie Pohlman, Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia, Legacies and Prevention 40 (2013): 86-98.
- Hinton, Alexander, “Justice and time at the Khmer Rough Tribunal: In memory of Vann Nath, painter and S-21 survivor,” Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal 8 (2015): 6-17.
- Hinton, Alexander Laban, Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, Duke University Press, 2016.