INoGS Executive Board
The Executive Board for the 2020 – 2022 session was democratically elected in February 2020.
Elisabeth Hope Murray [send email] is currently an Associate 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 (2015-2019) and Vice-Executive Secretary (2012-2015).
Though her passport notes her American citizenship, she has lived in Australia, New Zealand, Venezuela, Scotland and Germany.
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Rachel E. McGinnis (send email) is the Director of the Peace and Conflict Program at RIT Kosovo and an Assistant Professor in Public Policy and International Relations. 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. Rachel served previously as the Vice-Executive Secretary (2015-2019).
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.