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Dr. Alex Alvarez

Dr. Alex Alvarez is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. From 2001 until 2003 he was the founding Director of the Martin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance, and Humanitarian Values. In 2017-2018, he served as the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University. His main areas of study are in the areas of collective and interpersonal violence. His books include Governments, Citizens and Genocide (2001); Genocide Murder American Style (2002); Violence: The Enduring Problem (2007, 2013 2nd ed., 2017 3rd ed., 2020 4th ed.); Genocidal Crimes (2009); and Native America and the Question of Genocide (2014). He has served as an editor for the journal Violence and Victims, was a founding co-editor of the journal Genocide Studies and Prevention, is an editor for Genocide Studies International, and has served as an editorial board member for a number of journals. Dr. Alvarez has been invited to speak and present his research across the U.S. and in various countries such as Austria, Bosnia, Canada, England, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Sweden.