Executive Board

The Executive Board for the 2015 – 2017 session was democratically elected in April 2015.



Jürgen Zimmerer [Send Email] Jürgen Zimmerer is Professor of African History at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Genocide and Mass Violence at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is a former Senior Editor of the Journal of Genocide Research. He has taught and researched in Germany, Namibia, Portugal and the UK and published widely on German colonialism, the Holocaust and genocide.


Vice President Mohamed Adhikari

Mohamed Adhikari is an associate professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. He has published widely on coloured identity and politics in South Africa. His recent books on the subject include Not White Enough, Not Black Enough: Racial Identity in South Africa’s Coloured Community (2005), Burdened By Race: Coloured Identities in Southern Africa (2009), and Against the Current: A Biography of Harold Cressy, 1889–1916 (2012). He now works primarily in the field of settler colonial genocide and published The Anatomy of a South African Genocide: The Extermination of the Cape San Peoples (2010) as well as an edited collection Genocide on Settler Frontiers: When Hunter-gatherers and Commercial Stock Farmers Clash (2014). He is about to embark on a project comparing the genocidal destruction of aboriginal communities in the Cape Colony, Queensland and California.


Executive Secretary

Elisabeth Murray

Elisabeth Hope Murray [send email] is currently an Assistant Professor of Security Studies and International Affairs at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, FL, USA.  As a historical sociologist with degrees in Political Science (PhD, University of Edinburgh), Nationalism Studies (MSc, University of Edinburgh) and International Relations (BA, Samford University, USA) her interests lie predominantly in comparative genocidal ideology studies and famine as a tool of genocide. Her current research focuses on famine in Eastern Africa, but prior work has been based mostly in European and Asian genocides.  She is particularly interested in the use of new humanitarian technologies as atrocity prevention mechanisms.  Elizabeth is long-time member of INoGS serving previously as the Vice-Executive Secretary from 2012-2015.

Though her passport notes her American citizenship, she has lived in Australia, New Zealand, Venezuela, Scotland and Germany.

Vice-Executive Secretary


Rachel E. McGinnis is an interdisciplinary scholar focusing on the fields of conflict science, sexual violence, and mass atrocities. Her research focal point is sexual violence during conflict concentrating specifically on male victimization. She holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), a Masters and a Bachelors of Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She currently teaches at the RIT in both Sociology/Anthropology and in Political Science. Also, she is the editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science. In addition, over the last few years, she has spent time volunteering in both Northern Ireland, Lebanon, and now in Lesvos, Greece. She works with PTSD and sexual violence survivors, as well as, works to bring awareness to local NGO’s, medical personnel, and government officials working with male refugees in the region. She is largely responsible for INoGS presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/inogsonline) and our newly launched Twitter INoGS (@INoGSonline)