Executive Board

The Executive Board for the 2017 – 2019 session was democratically elected in April 2017.


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 British policy in response to atrocity and genocide in the Ottoman Empire, genocide and climate change, and ideological radicalization. Elisabeth is long-time member of INoGS serving previously as the Executive Secretary (2015-2017) and Vice-Executive Secretary (2012-2015).

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

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. Mohamed has served as the Vice-President of INoGS since 2015.


Executive Secretary

Dr. Raz Segal holds a Ph.D. in History from Clark University (the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2013). He is Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Sara and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University. Focusing on central and southeast Europe, Dr. Segal is engaged in his work with the challenges of exploring the Holocaust as an integral part of late modern processes of imperial collapse, the formation and occasional de-formation of nation-states, and their devastating impact on the societies they sought to break and remake. He has held, inter alia, a Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Lady Davis Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His last book is Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016).

Vice-Executive Secretary


Rachel E. McGinnis (send email) is the Director of the Peace and Conflict Program at RIT Kosovo. She 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 Sociology/Anthropology. In addition, over the last few years, she has spent time volunteering in both Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Greece and this summer on the Turk-Syrian border. 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. Her latest research article can be viewed here: Sexual Victimization of Male Refugees and Migrants: Camps, Homelessness, and Survival Sex. Rachel is currently in her second term as Vice-Executive Secretary (2015-2019). She is largely responsible for INoGS presence on Facebook (www.facebook.com/inogsonline) and Twitter #INoGS @INoGSonline



Jürgen Zimmerer is Professor of History at the University of Hamburg/Germany and Founder of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) of which he served as President from 2005 to 2017. Between 2005 and 2011 he served as Editor/Senior Editor of the Journal of Genocide Research and was from 2007 to 2011 Founding Director of the Sheffield Centre for the Study of Genocide and Mass Violence. His research interests include German Colonialism, Comparative Genocide, Colonialism and the Holocaust, Critical Prevention Studies and Environmental Violence and Genocide. He is author and editor of ten books and journal special issues. He continues to play a vital and active role in the INoGS community.